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Laherte Freres Extra-Brut Ultradition

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Laherte Freres Extra-Brut Ultradition

£32.00
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"Based on the 2015 vintage and 40% reserve wines, the NV Extra Brut Ultradition is an assemblage of 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir from eight villages and terroirs in the Coteaux Sud d’Epernay and the Marne Valley. Vinified in cuves, pièces and foudres and aged on lees for six months (with malolactic partly done), this is a deep, pure and complex cuvée. Full-bodied, firm and very
mineral yet, fresh and pure on the salty palate, the finish reveals charming richness and intense fruit but keeps the firm and chalky expression of this impressive Extra Brut. I’d Keep this cuvée for another two or three years, but I suppose it can also age for a decade."
Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, 92/100
Bottled with 4 g/l dosage

Laherte Frères was founded in the nineteenth century with current winemaker Aurélien representing the 7th Generation They own nine hectares of land spread over ten communes and an astonishing seventy different parcels. Vineyards are currently farmed biodynamically or in the process of conversion. The family holdings are mainly located around Épernay, nearby Chavot (where the winery is located), Moussy and Vaudancourt. In addition, they own parcels in the Côte des Blancs and the Marne Valley. They cultivate all three main varieties with Pinot Meunier very well represented as one would expect given the local terroir. Primary ferments are mostly in wood – small barrels and foudres - with only partial malolactic & 6 months lees aging before secondary ferment. Dosage is kept low and each wine is carefully crafted to see the varieties used best exploit the estate’s patchwork of fine terroir.
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