Champagne Lanson NV 'Green Label' Brut, Champagne AOC

Champagne Lanson NV 'Green Label' Brut, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 12219

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Champagne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Pinot Noir / 20% Chardonnay / 30% Pinot Meunier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

Lanson's NV Green Label Brut is the house's first organically—even biodynamically—farmed Champagne. The Green Label is certified by the Agriculture Biologique, Demeter and Ecocert. The blend is exclusively sourced from an estate vineyard at Verneuil in the heart of the Marne Valley.

The Green Label is part of Lanson's overall approach to respecting the environment. In addition to the farming, the bottles are lightweight, and the labels are made of recycled paper. Inspired by nature, Lanson has chosen to combine the color green with its distinctive emblem, the Lanson cross.

Tasting Notes: Like all of Lanson's Champagnes, the Green Label is mostly composed of Pinot Noir. It does not undergo malolactic fermentation to preserve the original purity and freshness of the wine. After three years in the cellar, the wine is characterized by its elegant, mineral purity. Enjoy notes of pear, peach, blackcurrant, hints of citrus, mango, and Asian spices.

Aging: 3 years
Dosage: 6 grams

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (6/29/2018)

    The intensely straw-yellow colored wine shows a nicely clear, fresh and aromatic yet delicate bouquet with flowery, brioche and some nutty aromas of ripe white fruits such as pears and apples along with some lemon notes. The palate is lean, light but intense, dry, fresh and elegant and is provided with ripe, well-textured fruit, good structure and stimulating citrus flavors in the persistent finish. This is a characterful new entry into the Lanson portfolio and indeed more than just greenwashing. It's great as an aperitif and with white fish.