Egly-Ouriet, family domaine whose history is now in its fourth generation, rises in Ambonnay, a Grand Cru commune in the heart of the Reims Mountain and the kingdom of Pinot Noir. The vineyards, about 11.5 hectares, all have between 40 and 60 years of age: of the total, only 4 hectares are not planted with Pinot Noir grapes, but with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes (2 hectares each). In addition to the vineyards located in Ambonnay, Egly-Ouriet owns land in Bouzy, Verzenay (both municipalities Grand Cru of the Mountain of Reims) and Vrigny, the 2-hectare Premier Cru vineyard from which a pure pinot meunier champagne is born. Egly-Ouriet is today in the hands of Francis Egly, vigneron of vast talent and sensitivity, who has been able to develop champagnes of great territorial expression: six labels in total, in addition to a Coteaux Champenois (rare red wine of the area). The management of the vineyard and the cellar follows natural criteria and traditional methods, with the utmost respect for the land and with the minimum human intervention.
Grand Cru Milléesimé by Egly-Ouriet is made from the Grand Cru vineyards of Ambonnay, followed by spontaneous fermentation without added yeasts and exclusively made of wood. The first élevage on lees takes about a year. Bottling without filtration and practically non-existent dosage of about 2 g / l. It is a champagne of sensational grace and balance.