Champagne Laherte Freres 2014 Blanc de Noirs, Les Longues Voyes, Champagne 1er Cru AOC

Champagne Laherte Freres 2014 Blanc de Noirs, Les Longues Voyes, Champagne 1er Cru AOC

Item Number: 12523

UPC: 7-070292633272

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Montagne de Reims
Appellation/AVA: Champagne 1er Cru AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Terroir Notes: The Pinot Noir grapes are sourced 18.5 miles from the Laherte estate in Montagne de Reims. The soils are clay and silt with limestone subsoil. Vines are farmed biodynamically.

Tasting Notes: The long aging on lees in barrels produces a rich and complex single vintage wine.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested when fully ripe and pressed with a traditional press. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in barrels. No malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine ages for 18 months on the lees before bottling. Wine is disgorged by hand. Dosage is 3.5 g/L.

94pts (2015 Vintage) Vinous 12/6/2019
"The 2015 Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Longues Voyes 1er Cru is powerful, rich and resonant, with tons of Pinot Noir character that comes to life with time in the glass. This is an especially bright, focused expression of Pinot, with a bevy of floral and mineral notes that lend tremendous vibrancy. The 2015 spent 18 months in barrel (long for Champagne) was bottled with 4 grams of dosage. It is yet another incredibly distinctive wine in this stellar range from Laherte. Dosage: 4 gr/L. Disgorged: February, 2019."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (11/20/2018)

    The 2014 Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Longues Voyes 1er Cru, 100% Pinot Noir, is superb. An arching, majestic wine, the 2014 has so much to offer. Dried pear, smoke, licorice, mint and spice all soar from the glass. The purity of the fruit is simply striking. Vertical and soaring in its expression, the 2014 has so much to offer. The phenomenally long finish only adds to the wine's allure. This is a tremendous showing. Disgorged: February 2018.