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Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition NV

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Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition NV

  • Grapes Pinot Meunier 50%, Pinot Noir 40%, Chardonnay 10%
  • Country France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Abv 12.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 4
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: Yes
    Biodynamic: Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Dominique Lelarge
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • The wine has a beautiful pale golden-yellow colour with a lively and persistent effervescence that adds to its visual appeal. Its creamy texture provides a luxurious mouthfeel, and it boasts a complex and layered flavour profile. Ripe, rich fruits take centre stage, accompanied by abundant fresh apples, succulent apricots, and a tantalizing hint of tangy orange zest. The overall experience is harmoniously balanced, with a tight texture that invites you to savour every sip. The wine also showcases a delightful streak of minerality that adds depth and character, culminating in a crisp, refreshing finish that leaves a lasting impression.
  • Awards
    91 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2017

The grapes were pressed using a pneumatic press, followed by a long "débourbage" or settling period. A small amount of sulphur was added before the fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks using their "pied de cuvee", 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 cuvee” is added to the remaining must to start the fermentation process. Following fermentation, this Cuvee underwent natural malolactic conversion and was bottled the following April. The wine spent four years ageing on its lees in the bottle.

Pale golden yellow with a persistent effervescence, this creamy wine offers a good depth of flavour. Ripe, rich fruits dominate, complemented by an abundance of fresh apples, apricots and a tangy hint of orange zest. Harmoniously balanced, the texture is tight with an inviting streak of minerality and a crisp finish.

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offYes

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 cuvee come from a blend of 30 of the parcels from Vrigny, 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 soil's overall health, vines and grapes. Grasses and plants are used between the vine rows to impart valuable nutrients to the soil. Harvested by hand.

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