Champagne Laherte Freres NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, Champagne AOC

Champagne Laherte Freres NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 9275

UPC: 0-630646142026

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone, chalk, clay

The Laherte Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature is one of the purest Chardonnay expressions coming from the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay and one of the estate's most emblematic cuvées.

Terroir Notes: Laherte Frères Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature is made from their best parcels of Chardonnay located on the south slopes of Épernay and Chavot. The vines are over 30 years old, and the vineyards are comprised mostly of limestone with some fine silts and chalk on the surface. 50% of this wine is comprised of reserve wines of past years kept in barrels.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are picked by hand and traditionally pressed. Fermentation takes place is foudres and barrels with regular stirring of the lees. Some of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation. Wine is aged for 6 months followed by light filtration before bottling in the spring. Bottles are disgorged by hand. No dosage is added.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (12/8/2017)

    A Champagne of extraordinary finesse, the NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is positively stunning. Smoke, slate, crushed rocks, lemon peel and white flowers are beautifully sculpted. Crystalline and taut, yet with remarkable resonance, the Blanc de Blancs is totally alluring from the very first taste. The current release is 50% 2015 and 50% a blend of 2014 and 2013 from vineyards in both the southern sector of Epernay and the Côte des Blancs. Disgorged: April 2017 with no dosage.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (11/30/2018)

    The NV (2014) Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is once again one of the stars in the range, not to mention an absolutely insane value in the world of fine wine. Bright, sculpted and classy to the core, the 2014 dazzles from the very first taste. Citrus, mineral and floral notes abound in this super-expressive, finely-cut Blanc de Blancs. Crystalline and energetic, the Blanc de Blancs has so much to offer. The 2014 is a more than worthy follow up to the stellar 2013. Non-dosé. Disgorged: January 2018
  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (12/6/2019)

    The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is stunning. Even better, it is one of the very finest Champagnes readers will find in its price range. Bright, sculpted and highly nuanced to the core, the Blanc de Blancs sizzles with tension. The purity of this Chardonnay fruit comes through beautifully. Citrus, white flowers, mint and white pepper add striking top notes. This release is a blend of 50% 2016 and 50% reserve wines from 2015 and 2014. The non-dosé style works especially well here. No dosage. Disgorged: April, 2019.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (11/19/2020)

    The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs marries power with energy to a degree I have not seen before here. In this edition, the Brut Nature is decidedly powerful and broad, with less of the tension seen in some previous releases. It's as if all the Chardonnay flavors have been turned up to the maximum. Orange peel, apricot, chamomile and spice are some of the many notes that fill out the layers. The current release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015, all done in neutral oak. Zero dosage. Disgorged: February, 2020.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (9/23/2021)

    Based on the 2018 vintage and disgorged this year, the NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs derives from vines growing in the chalky Côteaux Sud d’Épernay. Unwinding in the glass with notions of crisp green apple, nougat, fresh bread and Meyer lemon, it's medium to full-bodied, chiseled and chalky, with tangy acids and a long, saline finish even in this demonstrative vintage.