2017 Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayeres

Champagne, France

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




About The Wine

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.

About Laherte Freres

Laherte Freres (the brothers Laherte) are based in Chavot, just to the south of the famous Champagne town of Epernay. Grape growers for generations, they are now at the vanguard of the recent grower Champagne revolution, respecting the soil and the environment while making some astonishing, characterful wines.

With a rare terroir-focused philosophy, meticulous biodynamic viticulture and traditional winemaking (lots of large old wood is used) these are Champagnes to make you drink and think.

Look out for zero dosage Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier Rose and a cuvee made from six varieties!

Aurelien Laherte
Aurelien Laherte
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : -
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Aurèlien Laherte
Winemaker Aurèlien Laherte
Epernay, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"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." -


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