Champagne Laherte Frères NV Extra Brut 'Ultradition' (Antique Label), Champagne AOC

Champagne Laherte Frères NV Extra Brut 'Ultradition' (Antique Label), Champagne AOC

Item Number: 12524

UPC: 0-630646142019

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne 1er Cru AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Pinot Meunier / 30% Chardonnay / 10% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Reserve Wines: 40% of the blend is from previous years
Dosage: 4.5 g/L

Tasting Notes: Mineral and crunchy; this is a subtle and lightly dosed blend of Champagne's three grape varieties.

Winemaking Notes: The vines average 30 years old. They are farmed biodynamically. The grapes are manually harvested when fully ripe. A traditional press is used to gently press the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in a mixture of stainless steel vats, foudres and barrels. The wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation. It is aged on the lees for 6 months.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (12/5/2017)

    The NV Extra Brut Ultradition is a gorgeous wine at its level, and also a terrific introduction to the Laherte Champagnes. Translucent and energetic, the Ultradition has a lot to offer. Pear, almond and dried flowers meld together as this creamy, ample Champagne shows off its distinctive personality. The flavors are brilliant and chiseled throughout. What a gorgeous wine this is. Disgorged: January 2017
  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (11/15/2018)

    The NV Extra Brut Ultradition is an attractive, entry-level wine from Laherte. Dried flowers, dried red cherry, pear, nut and herbs give the wine a distinctive savory profile to match its mid-weight personality. The Extra Brut Ultradition is persistent and energetic, with the slight savory quality that is common in so many 2015-base NV Champagnes. The low dosage style seems to really bring out the weight and texture of the Meunier that forms the core of this bottling. Disgorged: April 2018.