Champagne Laherte Freres NV 'Meslier & Pinot' Brut Nature, Champagne AOC

Item Number: 18260

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Petit Meslier / 50% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: clay-silt soils
Case Production: 55

Vineyard Notes: From two organically farmed plots in Chavot with biodynamic methods, embracing dynamic cover crops and reduced tilling.

Just after the 2022 harvest a plot of 0.60 hectare of old vines of Pinot Meunier was uprooted. In the spring of 2024, the family plans to replant around 5,500 Petit Meslier vines in its place. They believe that Petit Meslier, with its very strong personality, fresh acidity, and resistance to drought, will be an important asset for the next 20-40 years.

Winemaking Notes: Maceration takes only a few hours. Vinification occurs in two barrels and the wine is aged for 30 months on the lees in barrels. After bottle ageing the wine is disgorged by hand with zero dosage. Very limited production.