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Champagne Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV

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Disgorged in November 2019, this is the 2017 base with a significant 50% of reserve wines from the two previous vintages. This super-mineral Champagne is 100% Chardonnay from the family's chalkiest soils in Chavot and Épernay—both sites are biodynamically farmed. These vineyards are not only rich in chalk and chalky clay (marl) but there is also flint and schist. It’s the ‘chalkiness’ however that drives the wine’s striking, racy, intensely saline minerality (energy, freshness) and zingy, citric lines, while the clay content gives balancing fruit weight and texture. It has also been aged for just over two years in bottle following a first fermentation in barrique, foudre and tronconique cask. Like all Laherte's Champagne, this was disgorged by hand. Stunning value for those who love purity and minerality in their Blanc de Blancs.

* Note on previous base. “The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is stunning. Even better, it is one of the very finest Champagnes readers will find in its price range. Bright, sculpted and highly nuanced to the core, the Blanc de Blancs sizzles with tension. The purity of this Chardonnay fruit comes through beautifully. Citrus, white flowers, mint and white pepper add striking top notes. This release is a blend of 50% 2016 and 50% reserve wines from 2015 and 2014. The non-dosé style works especially well here. No dosage. Disgorged: April, 2019.” 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Additional Information
SKU:
10119
Group:
wine
Country:
France
Type:
Sparkling
Region:
Champagne
Style:
Sparkling Blend
Size:
750ml
Grade:
Natural
Vault:
Yes