86857809 (9:30 - 18:00)

Maurice Grumier Ȏ Ma Vallée Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut Champagne N.V.

88.00 SGD -20%

69.90 SGD
- +

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Members FREE Birthday Champagne

WINE TYPE: Sparkling

BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml

Sommelier's Notes

Grower-producer Maurice Grumier has been a figure in the Marne Valley for nearly 300 years. They’ve sold fruit to established houses like Perrier-Jouet and Tattinger for years, and since 1924 they have created small quantities of some of the most lovely and delicious Champagnes found anywhere in the region.


Everything dates back to Armand Grumier, the great grandfather who was the first one to elaborate his own champagne in 1928, yet the Grumier family have been winegrowers since the 18th century. His wife Aline used to help him on the estate until the second world war.


When he returned from the war in 1945, Maurice took over the estate of 2 hectares which then became the Champagne Maurice Grumier.


Back in Maurice’s days, only one vintage was produced and it was available in brut, semi- dry and dry. The grape variety almost exclusively included some Meunier and only a few Pinots noirs.


A fast-paced development


When he was barely above 20, Guy took over the estate after his father Maurice died. He planted the first white grape varieties of the estate, he invested in the latest material for the time, he fitted the winery and expanded the vineyards which grew from 2 to 6 hectares planted by himself to a large extent.


The Grumier family were predestined to be winegrowers. They have always been naturally inspired by their love of the land and the vineyard. This is an evidence transmitted from a generation to another and today it is proudly embodied by Fabien, who is the twelfth generation in this long line of constructors.


Fabien represents the fourth generation of harvest -handlers. He has run the estate since 2006, with the support of Helen, his wife.


Naturally restless, Fabien has decided to work with barrels for several years. He has never stopped experimenting and trying new things, woodworking is part of these. According to him, wood is a living material: there is some life inside the barrels, the wine breathes and expresses itself. Wood has a particular touch and a specific smell with fascinating sensations emanating from it. The wood material has got its own blood vessel just as Fabien’s.


Every single material is the expression of a sensation for Fabien. Fabien calls upon all his senses, he smells, listens, observes, touches and tastes everything wood and stainless steel can generate in the wines. Wood brings about richness and complexity and stainless steel brings freshness and tension.


The soil also determines a certain aromatic profile, and the grape varieties reveal their properties at the time of their transformation into wine.


Fabien develops this constant work with power and temerity in order to relay these sensations in refined and rich Champagnes.


Wine Facts


The know-how of 4 generations of winegrowers gave birth to this champagne.


The Blanc de noirs is the perfect expression of our family terroir from the Marne Valley.


This predominantly Pinot Meunier blending associated to the Pinot Noir provides a very rich champagne with crunchy fruit in its Brut version. It expresses something both fine and nicely concentrate in its Extra-Brut version.


It is perfect for the aperitifs and will be enjoyed by the majority. 


Awards


Gault et Millau : 15/20

Eichelmann Champagne guide : 89/100

Guia Melando del Champagne : 89/100

Guide Revel : 15/20

Robert Parker : 90/100 (Extra-brut)

Wine Enthusiast : 88/100 

Learn more

Usually Bought Together

REGION: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Region: Champagne
Estate: Maurice Grumier
Grapes:
Did you know?: Average age of the vineyards : 25 years old (the oldest vineyard was planted in 1968).
Specifications
Pale lemon-gold in color.
The wine exudes complex tones of baked and fresh red apples, white raspberries, and brioche, with hints of toast, roasted almonds, and exotic spices.
Rich and highly complex, it’s got layers of mouthwatering fruit, toast, nuttiness, and chalky minerality balanced by a piercing freshness of acidity. The finish is long and savoury, and will have you primed for another sip.
8 C - 10 C
You may also like
  • 4.2
    92/100
    Cos d'Estournel Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estèphe 2018
    128 SGD
  • 4.3
    Jean Féry & Fils Aloxe Corton 1er Cru 'Les Guerets' 2018
    108 SGD
  • Domaine La Garelle Merlot IGP de Vaucluese 2018
    48 SGD
FB Base Code: