Saturday, January 2, 2016

Laherte Freres Extra Brut Ultradition

Laherte Freres is a leading artisan Champagne producer. I chose this Champagne for New Year's eve, without really knowing anything about it. It turned out to be the perfect choice.

The Laherte brothers are in their sixth generation and have vineyard parcels in many villages. They farm biodynamically, although in the winery it can be a bit different. This wine consists of 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir.

The cork came out with considerable oomph, but the real explosion took place in the mouth. The effervescence of this Champagne was astounding. Bright citrus flavours and minerality dominate on the palate. This Champagne is not about yeast or length of flavour. It is about initial impact - perfect for NewYears eve.

Score: 92/+++

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