Champagne Laherte Freres 2017 'Les Empreintes' Extra Brut, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 19055

UPC: 0-630646142125

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic


  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 95 (11/17/2023)

    Bottled in 2018 and aged under cork sur latte (Laherte ages this cuvée the longest on the lees), the 2017 Champagne Millésime Empreintes Extra Brut is a blend of equal parts Chardonnay (a selection massale of his grandfather’s Muscat) and Pinot Noir. Pouring a bright pale yellow, it’s a fantastic expression from this challenged vintage, opening to attractive aromas that feel complete, with a mix of fresh pineapple bundt cake, croissant, spice, and the fresh grape ripeness of Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied and zesty with citrus and mouthwatering chalky earth, it’s lively on the palate, with a pinpoint mousse, a long finish, and a hint of custardy texture to balance it out. This focused wine deserves another couple years in the cellar, although I enjoy its nervous energy now. Drink 2024-2044. Disgorged in October 2022. 3 grams per liter dosage.