2017 Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayeres

A delicious Blanc de Blancs from a Champagne rising star, Aurelien Laherte.

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Laherte Freres' rise to the top of the new wave Champagne movement has been meteoric.

The young Aurèlien Laherte is recognised as one of the brightest young minds in the region. Since taking control of his family's vines on the slopes to the south of Epernay, Aurèlien has received wide acclaim for his exquisite, laser-focused cuveés and is considered one of the most exciting producers in the region.

He has adopted organic vineyard practices and a traditional approach to winemaking, opting for large format barrels for ageing and using a classic wooden press - making wines in a style reminiscent of the grower Champagnes of the 1950s.

This is a special bottling of exclusively Chardonnay from Laherte's chalkiest soils in Côteaux Sud d'Épernay. Two sites combine here, both with established vines, as a chance to express the finesse and individuality of these unique plots within the region.

It's an elegant, ethereal expression of Blanc de Blancs - one of this house's very finest releases to date.

The intense expression of our old Chardonnay vines combined with the strong personality of this terroir composed mainly of soft chalk.
This wine put in advance the particular and complex Terroir of Les Coteaux Sud d' Epernay, a few plots have soft soils and the Campanian Chalk is present at 20 cm. In 2014, we decided to vinify separately and create a new single vineyard cuvee to present this Chardonnay with finesse and relief.

Region: Champagne, France
Blend: Chardonnay (100%)
ABV: -
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

91 Points - "Although this is only from 2017, it already tastes pretty mature with overripe-pear and dried-apple aromas. A bold and generous mouthful with plenty of depth at the crisp finish. Pretty long, though not overly complex. From vines planted in 1953 and 1978. The first fermentation in barriques." - JamesSuckling.com

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