A family-owned estate for five generations, J.L. Vergnon advocates a delicious alchemy between tradition, passion for the terroir and the authentic expression of a flagship grape variety of Champagne, Chardonnay.
The vineyards of the J.L. Vergnon Champagne House are composed of Grands Crus from the Côte des Blancs and Premiers Crus from the villages of Vertus and Villeneuve. The house watches over a vineyard of around twenty plots, managed in a sustainable manner and bearing the HVE 3 label.
J.L.Vergnon's Conversation Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut is made from parcels located in the villages of Mesnil sur Oger, Oger and Avize.
Vinification and ageing
This champagne is made from 20% reserve wine, aged for 3 months in oak barrels, and 80% of the current year's wine, vinified in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in the estate's cellars for 3 years before disgorgement. The dosage for this cuvée is 5 g/litre.
Conversation Blanc de Blancs Grand cru Brut by J.L.Vergnon is a 100% Chardonnay.
This champagne showcases a beautiful golden hue. The effervescence is lively and persistent.
Complex and aromatic, the nose blends fragrances of wheat, biscuit and pear with mineral and woody notes.
A lively attack with a hint of acidity precedes a palate that blends savoury grapefruit aromas with a refreshing minerality. The finish is persistent and seductive with chalky notes.
For an optimal tasting, serve between 9 and 10°C.
This Conversation Blanc de Blancs Grand cru Brut by J.L.Vergnon can be kept in the cellar for around 10 years in order to develop its full aromatic complexity.
Disgorged in April 2018, the latest release of Vergnon's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Conversation exhibits a charming nose of coconut biscuits, green apples and ripe lemons. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with racy acids, a youthfully frothy mousse and a pure, chalky finish. While it will improve with a year or two on cork, it's quite open-knit despite its precise style.