Les Freres Mignon L’Aventure Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru N.V.
“Derived from Cramant, Avize and Cuis, the NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Bancs l’Aventure was disgorged in July 2020 with 1.6 grams per liter dosage. Offering up aromas of white flowers, citrus zest and green apple, it’s medium to full-bodied, pillowy and precise, with racy acids and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. Based on the 2017 vintage with 40% reserve wines, it didn’t see malolactic fermentation. Drink: 2021-2030. 90 points
In 2014, brothers Florent and Julien Mignon left the local cooperative, producing their first wines in 2016. Working the vineyards largely without chemicals, vinification is carried out with little in the way of sulfites, and tirage is now under natural cork. Most of the fruit comes from the village of Avize, supplemented by grapes from their native Cramant, Cuis and Cumières. Their first release hit the market in 2019, so this is very much a new project, but these precise, chiseled wines already show plenty of promise and are well worth readers’ attention. I look forward to following the Mignon brothers over the years to come.”
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (03/21)