LAHERTE FRÈRES - 3 Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV & 2 Grassl Glass | Mineralité Pack
***In this pack, you will receive,***
3 Bottles LAHERTE FRÈRES Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV
2 Grass Glass | Vigneron Series | Mineralité
"The NV (2015) Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is once again one of the stars in the range, not to mention an absolutely insane value in the world of fine wine. Bright, sculpted and classy to the core, the 2015 dazzles from the very first taste. Citrus, mineral and floral notes abound in this super-expressive, finely-cut Blanc de Blancs. Crystalline and energetic, the Blanc de Blancs has so much to offer. The 2015 is a more than worthy follow up to the stellar 2013. Non-dosé."
Rated 94 / 100 - Antonio Galloni , Vinous
"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."
Our Blanc de Blancs is made with our best parcels on the south slopes of Epernay. This is a perfect representation of the purity and energy coming from this area and the complexity of old vins of Chardonnay.
This is 2016 base with a significant 50% of reserve wines from the two previous vintages. It was disgorged in April 2019. (Base 16. Disg. Apr 2019).
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.
A stunning value for those who love purity and minerality in their Blanc de Blancs.
The note below refers to the 2015 base.
LAHERTE FRÈRES have created a range of authentic, pure and unique Champagne wines – authentic like our land, pure like our terroir and unique like our work. At LAHERTE FRÈRES, the expression “terroir wine” takes on full significance.
Today, 80% of the estate’s wines are fermented and matured in wooden receptacles (we own about 350 oak barrels, as well as 6 casks and 1 truncated-cone tank). This enables us to preserve and highlight the features of each locality and to let grow our wines, coming from 75 plots.
We think that the best way to make the most of our terroir is to reveal its intimate personality through our wines. Massal selection, plot by plot vinification, immediate and delicate pressing, and minimal dosage are key elements of our wine-growing strategy.
Because we are passionate about what we do, we follow a largely hands-off approach to allow the terroir to display its whole character. From the deep roots of the land to the cellar, we are continually striving to highlight the true nature of our vines. This conscious and sensitive approach, that has always been close to our hearts, shapes each and every LAHERTE FRÈRES cuvée.
Throughout the year, LAHERTE FRÈRES are fully dedicated to their vines and follow carefully their development. They are constantly on the watch to better appreciate their natural beauty, by observing, feeling, tasting, listening, touching.
The Grassl' Vigneron Mineralité glass’s design, with an ample bowl to assist with allowing the wine to open is complimented by a narrowing chimney bringing focus and precision to the nose. The Mineralité glass is ideal for acidic wines with verve.
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): LAHERTE FRÈRES