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Laherte Frères, Champagne 1er Cru, Nature de Craie


Producer


Region

France

Appellation

Champagne, 1er Cru

Cuvée

Nature de Craie

Varietal

Chardonnay

Farming

Organic & Biodynamic

Vinification

Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Zero Dosage, Indigenous yeast fermented, Barrel Fermented, Barrel Aged

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

From organically grown 30-60 year old vines in the villages of Vertus and Voipreux in the Côte des Blancs. The vineyards are located in the lower mid-slopes where the chalk is at its most prominent, capped off with a few cm of clay.

No added sulfur was used during the vinification or aging of this wine and no sugar was added during the vinification or at disgorgement. 100% free-run Chardonnay grape juice!

Laherte’s goal here is to express the clearest and finest grain of chalk, and the results are clear and concise. Rich in the middle, but supported by a mineral backbone, that is clear to anyone. This wine is sublime young, due to its richness and complexity, but will express more layers over time, if you can keep your hands off of it.

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