Champagne Lanson NV 'Black Label' Brut, Champagne AOC

Champagne Lanson NV 'Black Label' Brut, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 10354

UPC: 0-692743002863

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Champagne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Grape(s): 35% Chardonnay / 50% Pinot Noir / 15% Pinot Meunier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5

An emblematic cuvée, Lanson Black Label owes its name to Victor Lanson, a passionate visionary who in 1937 wished to pay homage to the key market of the House at the time, Great Britain. The color black, the symbol of elegance, was a natural choice for this Champagne dominated by Pinot Noir. The style is constant throughout the years, a balance between power and elegance, strong wine aromas and finesse, truly characteristic of the Lanson style.

Winemaking Notes: Wines from different plots are vinified separately. No malolactic fermentation occurs. Through numerous tasting sessions they are assessed and classed according to their aromatic family. Blending is the art of creating a wine that is superior to the sum of its parts. The richness of the grape varieties and crus is complemented by the richness of different years. Adding reserve wines helps to amplify the quality of young wines. The Black Label is composed of reserve wines and more than 10 different years of harvests. The wine is left to age in the cellar for at least three years before release.

Tasting Notes: After aging for a minimum of 3 years in the cellars, Lanson Black Label is harmonious and fully matured. It has a brilliant, clear color with amber highlights and a joyful stream of fine bubbles. The nose reveals springtime aromas as well as some subtle toasty and honey notes. On the palate the bouquet of ripe fruits and citrus give the wine a well-rounded feel, but one that is light with its fresh finish.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (1/14/2015)

    Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness.