Region: Vallee de la Marne, Champagne, France
Vinification: The primary fermentation takes place in a combination of foudres and barrel
Aging: 24 months on the lees
Fining or Filtering: Disgorged
Dosage: 0 g/l
Notes from the Importer: Best parcels of Chardonnay from the southern slopes of Epernay and the Côte des Blancs. 50% of reserve wine is included in this blend. Primary fermentation takes places in a combination of foudres and barrels with regular lees stirring. The wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation and has zero dosage. This Blanc de Blancs is representative of the purity and bracing minerality of Chardonnay found in the chalky soils of the area.
Thanks in large part to the extraordinary work of Aurélien Laherte and his family since 1889, heads are turning toward the village of Chavot in the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay, a sub-region sandwiched between the Côtes des Blancs and the Vallée de la Marne
As a meticulous vinifier and a devoted practitioner of organic and biodynamic viticulture, Aurélien strives to produce a lineup of blended and single-vineyard Champagnes that deeply expresses the identities of his unique terroirs.
The vibrant, energetic and racy profile of the Laherte Frères Champagnes has earned them a reputations as one of the most progressive and dynamic grower-producers in the region.