Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Nature et Non Dose NV

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6 bottle(s) at £52.34 per bottle.
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ZXHD61283NVA
 

Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Nature et Non Dose NV

Country - France

Region - Champagne

Grape Varieties - Pinot Meunier 50%, Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Noir 25%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot

Tasting notes - A precise and chiselled Champagne, with a mouth watering palate. Invigorating citrus fruit flavours are supported by mineral undertones and crisp apple notes.

Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Nature et Non Dose NV

Funky aromas of hazelnut with a smoky tang lead to a
palate cleansing and saline finish, precise and pure.
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
The vineyard is spread over 42 distinct parcels in and around the Premier Cru village of
Vrigny. It is farmed according biodynamic methods and is certified organic. 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
two of the parcels from Vrigny: La Côte de Glaises et les Cumines; where the soils are
sandy loam and calcareous marls. The Chardonnay vines are pruned according to the
Chablis method, with the reds according to the Cordon 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
This cuvée was made naturally and without the addition of additives. The grapes were
pressed using a pneumatic press, followed by a long "débourbage" or settling period.
The 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. 50% of the wine was fermented in
stainless steel and 50% in three year old French oak barrels. The wine underwent
natural malolactic fermentation and was bottled the following April. The wine spent one
and a half years ageing on its lees in bottle.
Tasting Note
A precise and chiselled Champagne, with a mouth watering palate. Invigorating citrus
fruit flavours are supported by mineral undertones and crisp apple notes.
Grape
Pinot Meunier 50%, Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Noir 25%

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