Pierre Péters, one of Champagne’s most renowned growers, produces exclusively Blanc de Blancs champagnes, which are generally rated as being among the finest produced in the region. The domaine is based in Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, and was one of the first growers to start selling their own champagnes in 1919. Sixth-generation grower, Rodolphe Péters took over the running of the family estate from his father, François in 2008, having been involved in the assemblage since 2000. He initiated the house’s ‘perpetual reserve’ of reserve wines in 1988, inspired by the Soléra Method.
‘L’Etonnant Monsieur Victor is above all a Péters’ family project and adventure. This surprising and extraordinary wine goes against the current trend of single-vintage, single-vineyard Champagnes and is elaborated in accordance with the time-tested Champagne savoir-faire of multi-vintage blends. We called upon the talent and passion our son, Victor, to personalize the labels with his artwork enforcing the truly unique character of each and every bottle.’
For the optimum development of this Grand Cru 100% Chardonnay champagne, L’Etonnant Monsieur Victor is allow to age for 6 years on a natural cork in our cellars.
The code associated with each edition of these cuvées is in reference to the artist that Victor deeply admires and parodied (MK for Murakami) and the base year of the blend (09 for 2009, 10 for 2010, etc…)
Brilliant gold in appearance, the cuvée has a very fine mousse and a persistent ribbon of bubbles. The nose is characterised by a mixture of rich, yellow fruit and acacia flower that evolve to give notes of saffron, citrus rind and hazelnut in the glass. The palate is dense yet smooth with a wonderful dimension of flavour, marrying layers of sweet spices, grapefruit, Mirabelle plum and fresh hazelnut. The long, almost salty, finish reveals notes of candied mandarin orange and grilled almonds.