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Laherte Frères, Champagne, Extra Brut Ultradition (4.5g/L dosage)


Producer


Region

France

Appellation

Champagne

Cuvée

Extra Brut Ultradition (4.5g/L dosage)

Farming

Organic & Biodynamic

90% organically grown grapes with a small portion coming from a non-certified but practicing organic grower.

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir grown around the estate in Chavot and from sourced vineyards in the Vallée de la Marne.

Clay and chalky clay topsoils over limestone chalk bedrock.

This is normally a blend of 60% current vintage (currently 2015) and 40% reserve wines from the two previous harvests. Hand harvested and pressed in traditional vertical Champagne press. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in a combination of vats and burgundy barrels according to grape variety and vineyard provenance. Partial malolactic fermentation is the norm but varies with harvest.

Aged 6 months prior to bottling and prise de mousse in the springtime following harvest. Dosage is 4.5g/L or Extra Brut.

Although a great value, this is serious wine with excellent mineral cut, showing a chalky texture coated with lovely citrus, apricot, floral and honeyed pear aromatics. Very persistent showing nice tension and breed.

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