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NV Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs 1.5L

Champagne, France

Artisanal, family-produced, zero dosage Champagne full of chalky personality.

$260.00

Out of Stock

About
Pure class.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

About The Wine

Sourced from biodynamically-grown Chardonnay from the slopes south of Epernay, Aurelien Laherte has crafted an intense, bell-ringer of a Champagne.

There is no-dosage but this isn't an acid bomb - it is fruit-rich, with a chalky undertone, and even a touch of fennell-y spice on the finish. Based on 2016 vintage but with a large percentage of reserve wine in the blend.

Left us High and Dry, as Radiohead and Different Drop might sing, but we croon in happiness.

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

Jean-Baptiste Laherte set up the family estate in 1889, planting most of the vines in the village of Chavost, which was to become Chavot.

The estate gradually grew over generations, and covers today over 11 hectares through the Champagne region. The sixth and seventh generations are now working together to create wines that are just like them - pure, sincere and authentic. They share their experience and combine their efforts to make the most of this beautiful heritage. Since 2005, Aurélien Laherte - the seventh generation - has been giving a new dimension to the estate, while following in the footsteps of his father Thierry and his uncle Christian, the Laherte brothers. Passionately, they promote the family’s values and continue to bring the best out of the terroir.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 1500ml

Winemaker Aurèlien Laherte, or possibly Bear Grylls
Winemaker Aurèlien Laherte, or possibly Bear Grylls
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Vinous.com

“One of the many highlights in this range, the NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is pure class. Tension, energy and mineral-drenched drive are the signatures. Chalk, slate white pepper and citrus notes open up in the glass, but it is the wine’s crystalline precision and purity that are front and centre. Underlying beams of salinity lend further drive to the intense, salivating finish. The Blanc de Blancs is fermented in barrel with some lees stirring, but partially blocked malolactic fermentation and bottling with no dosage preserves a good bit of sizzle.” - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

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