Jean de Telmont "1975 Heritage" 1975

100% Pinot Meunier
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Champagne region of France.

Complex and evolved. Honey, apricot, hay and camembert.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, the 1975 Jean de Telmont Heritage is complex and evolved. The bouquet is reminiscent of aprict and honey but also camembert, hay and a certain animal note.

The mouthfeel is round and full. The bubbles are fine and persistent.

The 1975 Heritage is a balanced, beautiful bottle.

The finish is long and lovely.

Score 94

My score / points

Jean de Telmont "1975 Heritage" 1975
1975 Heritage (1975) Review
Estate making 1975 Heritage Estate Jean de Telmont
1975 Heritage (1975) Label 1975 Heritage
Style of 1975 Heritage Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Jean de Telmont Country France
Region of Jean de Telmont Region Champagne
Grape blend of 1975 Heritage Grapes Pinot Meunier
Vintage of 1975 Heritage Vintage 1975
My review of 1975 Heritage Points

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Pinot Meunier

Wine making grape

Pinot Meunier, also known as Meunier or Schwarzriesling, is a black wine grape variety best known for being one of the three main varieties used in the manufacture of Champagne. Until recently, Champagne producers largely ignored Pinot Meunier, choosing to focus on the use of other noble varieties, but Pinot Meunier is now gaining popularity for the body and richness it adds to Champagne. Pinot Meunier accounts for about one-third of all Champagne grapes planted. It’s a chimeric Pinot mutation in which the inner cell layers are made up of a Pinot genotype that’s identical to Pinot noir or Pinot gris, but the outer, epidermal, layer is made up of a mutant, distinct genotype. The name Pinot Meunier comes from the flour-like dusty white down on the underside of its leaves, which was first mentioned in the 16th century.

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Champagne is a sparkling wine from France. While the word Champagne can be used to refer to any sparkling wine, it is illegal in the EU and some countries to label any product Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne wine region of France and is made according to the appellation’s regulations. This alcoholic beverage is made from particular grape varieties grown in the Champagne region, according to rules that include, among other things, specific vineyard practices, grape sourcing exclusively from specified locations within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods, and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

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Wines Related To Champagne

Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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