Champagne Laherte Freres NV 'Les 7' Extra Brut, Champagne AOC
Item Number: 6892
Sub Region: Vallee de la Marne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 10% Fromenteau / 8% Arbanne / 14% Pinot Noir / 18% Chardonnay / 17% Pinot Blanc / 18% Pinot Meunier / 15% Petit Meslier
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Total Acidity: 7
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Chalk and clay with pebbles
Case Production: 250
Les 7 is a tribute to the Laherte ancestors and the Champagnes of the past. It is a sparkling wine produced by blending the three main Champagne grape varieties with four old/lost grape varieties (Fromenteau, Petit Meslier, Arbanne, and Pinot Blanc). Champagne Laherte Frères found these lost grape varieties in their plots; their ancestors vinified these grapes to produce wine. The Laherte family decided to nurture the four varieties and create Les 7 in an effort to taste Champagne with the same flavor profile as 250 years ago.
Terroir Notes: The grapes are sourced from a parcel planted by Thierry Laherte in 2003 in Chavot. The parcel is farmed biodynamically. The whole work in the vineyard is done by hand and exclusively farmed by the Laherte family.
Winemaking Notes: Natural fermentation occurs in aged Burgundy barrels (minimum of 10 years). Wine matures for six months with regular stirring of the lees. No malolactic fermentation occurs. A solera system is used to produce this wine; 60% of wines of the year added to 50% of reserve wines. Wine disgorged by hand with 4g/l dosage.