Blanc De Blancs Brut Nature NV – Best parcels of Chardonnay from the southern slopes of Epernay and the Côte des Blancs. 50% of reserve wine is included in this blend. Primary fermentation takes places in a combination of foudres and barrels with regular lees stirring. The wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation and has zero dosage. This Blanc de Blancs is representative of the purity and bracing minerality of Chardonnay found in the chalky soils of the area.
Cultural practices : vines growing with the respect of nature.
Influenced by ecoligical methods. Vines around 35 years old.
• 100% Chardonnay, 50% of reserve wines from previous vintages aged in
barrels on lees.
• Alcoholic fermentation in small foudres and barrels with a few batonnages.
• Malolactic fermentation partyaly made. Ageing on fine lees.
Tasting notes :
– Peter Liem : It’s perfectly balanced as a non-dosé, its 20 percent
of malolactic undoubtedly helping to create a better harmony of
acidity, and while there is a pleasing depth of citrus and apple
fruitiness, along with hints of dried mango and preserved ginger,
this wine is really all about soil and expression of place. **
Thanks in large part to the extraordinary work of Aurélien Laherte and his family since 1889, heads are turning toward the village of Chavot in the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay, a sub-region sandwiched between the Côtes des Blancs and the Vallée de la Marne
As a meticulous vinifier and a devoted practitioner of organic and biodynamic viticulture, Aurélien strives to produce a lineup of blended and single-vineyard Champagnes that deeply expresses the identities of his unique terroirs.
The vibrant, energetic and racy profile of the Laherte Frères Champagnes has earned them a reputations as one of the most progressive and dynamic grower-producers in the region.