Pierre Peters Les Chetillons Grand Cru Champagne 2011
"When I die, toast me with this wine, " said Marco of the top cuvee of one of Champagnes most esteemed grower producers. For six generations, the Pierre Péters Estate, situated in the heart of the “Côte des Blancs” in the village of Le Mesnil sur Oger has been producing Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, since 1919. The wines come exclusively from their own vineyards and currently operate just over 18 hectares of chardonnay, mainly located in the communes of Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant. The Peters family has developed from generation to generation, its own selection of grapes (mass selection) and have been able to maintain and age vineyards which are now 30-year old on average. Each year, in respect to the environment, adapt their cultivation methods to obtain healthy grapes to express more precisely the richness, subtlety and the elegance of the great “terroirs” (soils) of the Côte des Blancs. The hillside vines are oriented to the east, protecting them against the westerly winds with sustainable farming methods used to produce the best grapes; respecting land, environment and nature.