Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

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Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

Country - France

Region - Champagne

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot

Tasting notes - An elegant Champagne featuring an initial crisp acidity which gives way to generous floral, ripe pear, peach and citrus notes, complemented by a subtle twist of orange peel and dried fruit complexity. A beautifully balanced Champagne, full of finesse with a long, lingering finish.

Awards
Best Sparkling Trophy Winner,

Wine Merchant Top 100, 2018

Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

Beautiful biscuity and citrus aromas herald a flavour of
wet stones and lemon, long with a gentle mousse.
Producer Note
Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot is a boutique, organic grower based in Vrigny, a Premier
Cru village situated in the north east of Montagne de Reims. The Lelarge family has
been making wine since 1789 and Champagne since 1930. Today the estate is
headed up by seventh generation Dominique Lelarge, along with his wife Dominique
Pugeot and their children. The wines are dominated by Pinot Meunier due to the north
eastern orientation of the vineyard. They believe in letting the grapes thrive as naturally
as possible in order to express the pure essence of terroir. Biodynamic principles are
practised in the vineyard and they were certified organic in 2013. Champagne LelargePugeot follows a philosophy of minimal intervention in the winery and their handcrafted
wines are poised, elegant and a true reflection of the Vrigny terroir.
Vineyard
Made from 100% Chardonnay. The vineyard is spread over 42 distinct parcels in and
around the Premier Cru village of Vrigny and is farmed according to organic and
biodynamic methods. The vineyard comprises eight hectares and the vines grow over
gently rolling hills at altitudes of 150 metres above sea level. The grapes for this cuvée
come from a blend of five parcels from Vrigny Premier Cru, where the soils are sandy
loam and calcareous marls. The Chardonnay vines are pruned according to the
Chablis method. The vineyard is ploughed by horse during the year, to prevent soil
compaction, allowing the top layers of soil access to oxygen and boosting the overall
health of the soil, vines and grapes. Grasses and plants are used between the vine
rows to impart valuable nutrients to the soil. Harvested by hand.
Winemaking
The grapes were pressed using a pneumatic press, followed by a long "débourbage"
or settling period. A small amount of sulphur was added prior to fermentation. 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 then added to the remaining must to
start the fermentation process. Following fermentation, this cuvée underwent natural
malolactic conversion and was bottled the following April. The wine spent five years
ageing on its lees in bottle.
Tasting Note
An elegant Champagne featuring an initial crisp acidity which gives way to generous
floral, ripe pear, peach and citrus notes, complemented by a subtle twist of orange
peel and dried fruit complexity. A beautifully balanced Champagne, full of finesse with
a long, lingering finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%

Awards
Best Sparkling Trophy Winner,

Wine Merchant Top 100, 2018

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