Serving: cold (6–11°C)
About: Have you ever had a wine made by a basketball player? Bet you haven't.
Aurélien Suenen was once a semi-professional basketball player / coach before hanging up his boots (sneakers?) and training as a vigneron so that he could take over the family domaine. He has quickly become one of the most promising young talents emerging within Champagne, but when you've got neighbours and mentors like Pascal Agrapart and Anselme Selosse, you're definitely going the right way. He has a real love for winemaking and experiments with a variety of techniques and vessels within the cave. His wines are immensely mineral, pure and classy. His talents shine through, he is undoubtedly one of the next big producers, if he hasn't already qualified.
The Oiry is a specific terroir BdB, with masses of expressive character from the chalky soils of the Grand Cru site. It's based on the wines of 2017, with 50% reserve from the previous vintages and spends 26months sur latte. Heaps of stone fruit flavour, stewed lemons and mineral length for days. Stunning wine.