Champagne Laherte Frères NV 'Les 7' Extra Brut, Champagne AOC
Item Number: 6892
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 10% Fromenteau / 8% Arbanne / 14% Pinot Noir / 18% Chardonnay / 17% Pinot Blanc / 18% Pinot Meunier / 15% Petit Meslier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Total Acidity: 7
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Chalk and clay with pebbles
Case Production: 250
This wine is made from lost grape varieties that Champagne Laherte Freres found in their plots. Their ancestors used these grapes in wines of the past; so they have nurtured these lost grapes in an effort to taste Champagne with the same taste as 250 years ago.
Grapes: The grapes are sourced from a parcel planted by Thierry Laherte in 2003 in Chavot. The parcel is farmed in a sustainable way and influenced by biodynamic methods. The whole work in the vineyard is done by hand and exclusively made by the Laherte family.
Winemaking Notes: Natural fermentation occurs in aged Burgundy barrels (minimum of 10 years). Wine matures for six months with regular stirring of the lees. No malolactic fermentation occurs. This wine is a blend of several years (solera system). Wine disgorged by hand with 4g/l dosage.
92+pts John Gilman
"Offering up a deep, youthful and quite stunning nose of pear, apple, citrus zest,complex, almost salty soil tones and a floral topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, young and very soil-driven, with impressive complexity, brisk acids, excellent focus and balance, slightly coarse, youthful mousse and absolutely stunning length and grip on the finish."
91pts Lisa Perotti-Brown MW
"Wild yeast ferment and a pleasant earthy / savory character, nashi and waxy lemon, some brioche. The palate has crisp acidity and a nice intensity of complex, savory fruit and autolytic notes. Long finish with some minerals."