Champagne Paul Goerg | "magnificent Champagne"

We love it when our wines get noticed by the press - particularly when they like them just as much as we do. Matthew Jukes has given our two house Champagnes from Paul Goerg a rave review on his excellent website matthewjukes.com. Here's what he has to say:

This terrific label dates back to 1950 when eight significant growers in the 1er Cru village of Vertus, who traditionally sold their fruit to the larger houses, decided to pool their resources and set up their own house, named after a former mayor of the village, Paul Goerg. With 120 hectares of vines between them, mainly planted with Chardonnay and all situated on the slopes of the famous Côtes des Blancs, the wines crafted here are some of the hidden gems of Champagne. Paul Goerg makes six cuvées, all from Premier Cru fruit, and they sell around a quarter of a million bottles each year, 85% of which is exported.

If you have never tasted these wines before, you will find them unnervingly accurate and extraordinarily good value, too. With flavours more readily associated with wines twice the price, this discreet house, with its exemplary standards of grape-growing and wine-making, has worked its way onto the tables and into the cellars of many of the most discerning palates in the world.

Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Brut Tradition NV
The facts – 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir grown in Vertus. 65% comes from the 2014 harvest, and 35% is reserve wine. The dosage is 8 g/L.

Lovely, open and gentle, with superb texture and bitingly fresh finish, this is a thrilling wine with invigorating tension under a diaphanous palate. The epitome of a Côte des Blancs classic, the tender nose, crisp middle and zesty finish make it an easy to fall for and one that is difficult to put down. With a price more suited to the High Street than an elite merchant, this is magnificent Champagne.

Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
The facts – 100% Chardonnay grown in Vertus, 60% of which is from the 2013 harvest and 40% is reserve wine. The dosage is 8 g/L.

The drama is ratcheted up a few degrees with this pure Chardonnay model. With perfect balance, matching crystalline fruit with an unnerving crispness, and a discreet, chalky scouring of the palate offset with faint wildflower tones, this wine possesses the magical charm of a thoroughbred Côtes de Blanc classic. Superbly classy and ravishingly adroit, if you are a fan of rapier-sharp Chardonnay dressed in exquisite citrus and floral finery, this wine is for you.

Both champagnes are available for immediate delivery, and we have the Blanc de Blancs in four sizes, from halves, through bottles, magnums up to a hugely impressive double magnum. Party anyone?

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Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
NV

Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Brut Tradition

6x75cl 10+ £107.85 IB

6x75cl 10+ £150.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, August 2020

    Our new house Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Brut Tradition, is a wonderfully vibrant cuvée which focuses on Chardonnay, for which the village of Vertus is famous for. The blend is 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. It has an additional period sur lattes allowing for a minimum of 3 years before disgorgement and a further 6 months before release for sale, resulting in a finer and more complex style.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, October 2021

    Lovely, open and gentle, with superb texture and bitingly fresh finish, this is a thrilling wine with invigorating tension under a diaphanous palate. The epitome of a Côte des Blancs classic, the tender nose, crisp middle and zesty finish make it an easy to fall for and one that is difficult to put down. With a price more suited to the High Street than an elite merchant, this is magnificent Champagne.

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Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

6x75cl 10+ £132.85 IB

6x75cl 10+ £180.00 Inc VAT

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2017

    This 100% Chardonnay sourced from the premier cru vineyards around Vertus in the Côte des Blancs is a step up in refinement and complexity and shows off the Goerg group’s skill in the cellar. Brilliant pale lemon yellow with a fine, persistent mousse. Classical Blanc de Blancs characteristics of citrus, orchard fruit, and brioche fill the glass. The base of the blend is 2009, and the palate has a satisfying creamy texture. This modestly priced Blanc de Blancs offers length, breadth and complexity.

  • JS

    James Suckling, September 2019,
    Score: 92

    This has a reductive, flinty edge with a super fine and fresh array of limes and lemons and attractive honey and white-mushroom, autolysis notes. The palate has such chalky texture and a super smooth, supple and elegant shape. Nice, dry finish. Drink now.

  • DC

    Decanter, June 2019,
    Score: 92

    Attractive lemon mineral and roasted nut aromas, with a bready character and plenty of personality on the palate. Bright, zesty fruit, and a good finish.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, October 2021

    The drama is ratcheted up a few degrees with this pure Chardonnay model. With perfect balance, matching crystalline fruit with an unnerving crispness, and a discreet, chalky scouring of the palate offset with faint wildflower tones, this wine possesses the magical charm of a thoroughbred Côtes de Blanc classic. Superbly classy and ravishingly adroit, if you are a fan of rapier-sharp Chardonnay dressed in exquisite citrus and floral finery, this wine is for you.

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Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

12x37.5cl 10+ £152.85 IB

12x37.5cl 10+ £204.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2017

    This 100% Chardonnay sourced from the premier cru vineyards around Vertus in the Côte des Blancs is a step up in refinement and complexity and shows off the Goerg group’s skill in the cellar. Brilliant pale lemon yellow with a fine, persistent mousse. Classical Blanc de Blancs characteristics of citrus, orchard fruit, and brioche fill the glass. The base of the blend is 2009, and the palate has a satisfying creamy texture. This modestly priced Blanc de Blancs offers length, breadth and complexity.

  • JS

    James Suckling, September 2019,
    Score: 92

    This has a reductive, flinty edge with a super fine and fresh array of limes and lemons and attractive honey and white-mushroom, autolysis notes. The palate has such chalky texture and a super smooth, supple and elegant shape. Nice, dry finish. Drink now.

  • DC

    Decanter, June 2019,
    Score: 92

    Attractive lemon mineral and roasted nut aromas, with a bready character and plenty of personality on the palate. Bright, zesty fruit, and a good finish.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, October 2021

    The drama is ratcheted up a few degrees with this pure Chardonnay model. With perfect balance, matching crystalline fruit with an unnerving crispness, and a discreet, chalky scouring of the palate offset with faint wildflower tones, this wine possesses the magical charm of a thoroughbred Côtes de Blanc classic. Superbly classy and ravishingly adroit, if you are a fan of rapier-sharp Chardonnay dressed in exquisite citrus and floral finery, this wine is for you.

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Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

3x150cl 10+ £145.35 IB

3x150cl 10+ £195.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2017

    This 100% Chardonnay sourced from the premier cru vineyards around Vertus in the Côte des Blancs is a step up in refinement and complexity and shows off the Goerg group’s skill in the cellar. Brilliant pale lemon yellow with a fine, persistent mousse. Classical Blanc de Blancs characteristics of citrus, orchard fruit, and brioche fill the glass. The base of the blend is 2009, and the palate has a satisfying creamy texture. This modestly priced Blanc de Blancs offers length, breadth and complexity.

  • JS

    James Suckling, September 2019,
    Score: 92

    This has a reductive, flinty edge with a super fine and fresh array of limes and lemons and attractive honey and white-mushroom, autolysis notes. The palate has such chalky texture and a super smooth, supple and elegant shape. Nice, dry finish. Drink now.

  • DC

    Decanter, June 2019,
    Score: 92

    Attractive lemon mineral and roasted nut aromas, with a bready character and plenty of personality on the palate. Bright, zesty fruit, and a good finish.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, October 2021

    The drama is ratcheted up a few degrees with this pure Chardonnay model. With perfect balance, matching crystalline fruit with an unnerving crispness, and a discreet, chalky scouring of the palate offset with faint wildflower tones, this wine possesses the magical charm of a thoroughbred Côtes de Blanc classic. Superbly classy and ravishingly adroit, if you are a fan of rapier-sharp Chardonnay dressed in exquisite citrus and floral finery, this wine is for you.

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Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

1x300cl 7 £133.57 IB

1x300cl 7 £174.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2017

    This 100% Chardonnay sourced from the premier cru vineyards around Vertus in the Côte des Blancs is a step up in refinement and complexity and shows off the Goerg group’s skill in the cellar. Brilliant pale lemon yellow with a fine, persistent mousse. Classical Blanc de Blancs characteristics of citrus, orchard fruit, and brioche fill the glass. The base of the blend is 2009, and the palate has a satisfying creamy texture. This modestly priced Blanc de Blancs offers length, breadth and complexity.

  • JS

    James Suckling, September 2019,
    Score: 92

    This has a reductive, flinty edge with a super fine and fresh array of limes and lemons and attractive honey and white-mushroom, autolysis notes. The palate has such chalky texture and a super smooth, supple and elegant shape. Nice, dry finish. Drink now.

  • DC

    Decanter, June 2019,
    Score: 92

    Attractive lemon mineral and roasted nut aromas, with a bready character and plenty of personality on the palate. Bright, zesty fruit, and a good finish.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, October 2021

    The drama is ratcheted up a few degrees with this pure Chardonnay model. With perfect balance, matching crystalline fruit with an unnerving crispness, and a discreet, chalky scouring of the palate offset with faint wildflower tones, this wine possesses the magical charm of a thoroughbred Côtes de Blanc classic. Superbly classy and ravishingly adroit, if you are a fan of rapier-sharp Chardonnay dressed in exquisite citrus and floral finery, this wine is for you.

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Champagne Paul Goerg Brut Réserve

6x75cl 5 £107.02 IB

6x75cl 5 £149.00 Inc VAT

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, August 2017

    After a long search we selected Paul Georg as our house Champagne in 2015, and continue to be delighted with their approachable, expressive style of wine. This fine blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir benefits from three years in bottle before release, which allows the Chardonnay time to evolve. Pale lemon colour, with aromas of brioche and a creamy citrus freshness on the palate. It is an excellent all-round Champagne.

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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.