Lallier Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs (750ml)

Lallier Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs (750ml)

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Description

A Blanc de Blancs to more than match the best in the market.

TASTING NOTES
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.

PRODUCER DETAILS
Champagne Lallier are a small family concern crafting Pinot Noir blends from their own (and some specially selected other) 'Grand Cru' vineyards in Ay - 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 (the Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir), so with Champagne Lallier you get a Pinot Noir dominated blend from Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites - a rarity.

IN THE VINEYARD
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 comprised of an assemblage of grapes sourced from Aÿ with the third sourced from La Côte des Blancs.

IN THE WINERY
The provenance of the grapes 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.

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
Fantastic as an aperitif but equally wonderful with grilled fish and seafood.

IN THE PRESS
NV: "Rich and creamy, featuring ripe apricot, pineapple and coconut notes, underscored by smoky minerality and accents of lemon meringue pie and pureed apple. Mouthwatering, with a lasting finish of toasted hazelnut. Drink now through 2018. 92 Points." Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator Nov 2013 NV: "Sweet barley sugar aromas with smoky cream on the palate. Fluffy mousse with lemony finish." Decanter 'The Results' edition, October 2011 NV: "A sweet, fruit-driven peach and lemon nose backed up by plenty of oak. Finish is crisp, though, with just a whiff of exotic lychee perfume and some more savoury, Marmite characters. 'Long, lingering and deep', mused Roger Jones." Sommelier Wine Awards 2009, Judges Comments

AWARDS
NV: Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Bronze NV: Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - Silver NV: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 - Bronze NV: Sommelier Wine Awards 2009 - Gold

Produced in

France, Champagne

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

12.5%

Grape

Chardonnay

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