Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence Extra Brut 1er Cru 2014

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Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence Extra Brut 1er Cru 2014

Country - France

Region - Champagne

Grape Varieties - Pinot Meunier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot

Tasting notes - This stunningly poised wine has a crisp palate which is beautifully balanced by intense fruitiness; it is full of green apple and lime juice. A mineral texture and a creamy mousse character lingers on the endless finish.

Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence Extra Brut 1er Cru 2014

This stunningly poised and textured Champagne has a
rich and nutty palate complemented by a lime freshness,
long with a lovely purity of flavour.
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.
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 cuvée 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 overall health of the soil, vines and grapes. Grasses
are planted between the rows to impart valuable nutrients to the soil. Hand harvested.
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 then 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 bottle.
Tasting Note
This stunningly poised and textured Champagne is made from 100% Pinot Meunier and
has a rich palate, which is beautifully balanced by crisp notes of green apple and lime
freshness. Creamy, with a lovely purity of flavour through to an endless finish.
Pinot Meunier 100%

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