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Producer: Champagne LallierGrape Varieties: 100% ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Creamy generous style of ChampagneAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
A fresh and full-bodied Champagne with balance and finesse. Elegant with ample citrus fruit flavours and aromas. This 100% Chardonnay (Blanc de Blancs) has been beautifully crafted using the very best Grand Cru grapes from Aÿ and La Côte des Blancs.
Champagne Lallier are a small family concern crafting Pinot Noir blends from their own (and some specially selected other) 'Grand Cru' vineyards in Aÿ (also home to Bollinger but Lallier's cellars are older), Avize, and Cramant. Classified as 100 out of 100, 'Grand Cru' vineyards are the crème de la crème of vineyard sites. Like Bollinger, Lallier's wines use a high proportion of Pinot Noir in their blends, so with most of the Champagnes from Champagne Lallier you get a Pinot Noir dominated blend from Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites - a rarity.
The house of Lallier specialises in producing Champagnes by sourcing exclusively from vineyards officially classified Grand Cru and Premier Cru. 2/3 of this 100% Chardonnay wine is the provenance of the grapes, which enables a low dosage to express the purity and the richness of these terroirs. With a dosage of 8g/L, the bottles are matured on their lees in chalk cellars for 36 - 48 months. The wine is then left to rest for 3 - 5 months between disgorgement and shipping.
Fantastic as an aperitif but equally wonderful with grilled fish and seafood.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 Silver
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