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Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence Extra Brut 1er Cru 2016

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Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence Extra Brut 1er Cru 2016
  • Grapes Pinot Meunier 100%
  • Country France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Abv 12.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: Yes
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Dominique Lelarge
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • This exceptionally elegant Champagne is skillfully crafted from 100% Pinot Meunier, a less common grape variety in Champagne production. The wine boasts a rich and well-balanced palate, where the luscious flavours are harmoniously complemented by the invigorating notes of green apple and zesty lime, creating a layered and complex tasting experience. The creamy texture adds a luxurious touch, and the wine finishes with an enduring, pure expression of flavor that lingers on the palate.

Made from 100% Pinot Meunier, something of a rarity in Champagne. The grapes were pressed using a pneumatic press, followed by a long 'débourbage' or settling period. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks using their "pied de cuve", which is a technique used in natural winemaking to employ natural yeasts. A small batch of must is used to start a spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeasts; once this has been deemed successful, this “pied de cuve” is added to the remaining must to start the fermentation process. This cuvée underwent natural malolactic conversion and was bottled the following April. The wine spent six years ageing on its lees in the bottle.

This stunningly poised and textured Champagne is made from 100% Pinot Meunier. It has a rich palate that is beautifully balanced by crisp notes of green apple and lime freshness. The palate is creamy, with a lovely purity of flavour that continues to an endless finish.

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

Lelarge-Pugeot's eight-hectare vineyard is spread over 42 distinct parcels in and around the Premier Cru village of Vrigny, at altitudes of 150 metres above sea level. The grapes for this cuvee come from a blend of four of the parcels from Vrigny Premier Cru, where the soils are sandy loam and calcareous marls. The Pinot Meunier vines are pruned according to the Cordon method, restricting the yields and concentrating the flavours. The vineyard is certified organic and uses biodynamic methods; it is ploughed by horse during the year to prevent soil compaction, allowing the top layers of soil access to oxygen and boosting the soil's overall health, vines and grapes. Grasses are planted between the rows to impart valuable nutrients to the soil. Hand harvested.

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