Champagne Laherte Freres 2015 'Les Empreintes' Extra Brut, Champagne AOC
Item Number: 16109
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Chardonnay / 50% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Terroir Notes: This wine highlights the terroir of Chavot. The grapes are sourced from 2 parcels in Chavot. The Chardonnay is from Les Chemins d'Epernay with clay soil and chalky subsoil. The Chardonnay was planted in 1957. The Pinot Noir is from Les Rouges Maisons with clay, flint, and schist soils. The Pinot Noir was planted in 1983. The vines are farmed biodynamically.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested when fully ripe. A traditional press is used to gently press the grapes. Alcohol fermentation occurs in barrels. Malolactic fermentation does not occur. The wine ages for 6 months on the lees. Disgorgement is done by hand. Dosage is 3 g/L.
Tasting Notes: "Very focused indeed; presumably because there is no malo and the Pinot is grown on limestone. Very marked acidity and crystalline structure. Super fresh and racy – a sort of Saar style of Champagne!" - Jancis Robinson