Based on 15 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 95 points Vinous "Deceptively medium in body, the Venus is all about nuance, sensuality and layers. Vibrant and finely sculpted, the 2011 exudes class. Hints of lemon peel, minerals and flowers add complexity, but it is the total package here that is most impressive. (AG)"
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Comprising of nine and a half hectares of primarily Chardonnay vineyards, mostly classified as Grand Cru and spread across villages such as Avize, Oger, Cramant, and Oiry, the estate yields high-quality, low-quantity vintages - never exceeding 5,400 cases in a year. The estate's vine age is notably old, with an average of forty years, with some vines dating back over seventy years. Agrapart & Fils has always employed organic farming, a commitment seen as a standard rather than a marketing angle, underscoring their dedication to quality.
Agrapart & Fils' winemaking process is a unique blend of tradition and respect for the terroir. They meticulously manage each stage, from hand riddling each bottle to plowing their vineyard with a horse, resulting in truly handmade wines. This attention to detail extends to their terroir-driven approach, which focuses on the three main terroirs of Avize: L’Avizoise (top of the hill), Venus (middle of the hill), and Mineral (lower part of the hill). Wines from these areas are crafted identically, emphasizing the unique characteristics imparted by the terroir. Minimal to no dosage is used, yielding different expressions - from the powerful cuvée of L'Avizoise to the bright and electrifying Minéral.
The estate's portfolio includes two non-vintage cuvées, Les 7 Crus and Terroirs, three vintage-dated Parcellaires cuvées, Minéral, Vénus, and L’Avizoise, and two rare micro-cuvées, Complantée and Expérience.