Lallier

Lallier Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

R895

 Delicious Blanc de Blancs approach for this Grand Cru, rich and textured – Led by Lallier’s exceptional craft of ‘eating and drinking well’ adapted to Blanc de Blancs.

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Grape Variety

Champagne Blend, Chardonnay

Producer

Lallier

Product Type

Champagne

Vintage

Non Vintage (NV)

Wine Group

Boutique, Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Champagne

Critics Top Rating

92 points

Story

Story

Based in Ay, a Grand Cru Village close to Epernay, Champagne Lallier is founded on the ‘Art of Eating and drinking well’, which they apply through a vintage-based approach for all their cuvees: 80% minimum of the base vintage for a clear identity and allowing for great versatility on food pairing. Such gastronomic approach rewards the House with presence on many Michelin star tables around the world.

One of the rare houses headed by the winemaker, the Cuvées are crafted exclusively with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Grand Cru vineyards, leading to a style of finesse and precision for ultimate drinking enjoyment.

Specifications

Specifications

Blanc de Blancs is synonymous with exception. Exceptionally elegant because 100% of its grapes coming from the noble grape chardonnay and from Grands Crus vineyards only. Exceptionally rich because 60% comes from Aÿ, a terroir usually dominated by pinot noir, and the 40% remaining comes from renown plots of the Côte des Blancs (in Avize, Cramant and Oger).


Cultivar: 100% chardonnay

Crus: Grands Crus – Aÿ (60%) and Côte des Blancs (40%) from Avize,Cramant, Oger

Vintage: 88% base vintage, 12% of reserve wines

Ageing: on lees for 36 to 48 months

Dosage: 9 g/l

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Aspect: Connoisseurs will recognize its golden green tints.

Nose: Its distinctive nose is full of finesse and elegance with citrus notes and brioche aromas.

Palate: Its slightly sweet taste is full in the mouth and generous with a sumptuous effervescence, which is the perfect balance for a champagne.

Food pairings: For the aperitif, it can be paired with toasts of raw “foie gras” or very cold caviar. Then, it suits very well with a seafood plate, a langoustine carpaccio, with turbot fish or even with sushi. It will enhance roasted white meats and a goat or ewe cheese. For desserts, there is nothing like the pairing with caramelized white fruits or cooked citrus fruits

Critics ratings

Critics ratings

Decanter – 92 points

Nose nicely in the clouds bear the coast; ozone yes please. Pleasant yellow fruit palate with an underlying oyster minerality.



Wine Enthusiast – 90 points

‘From fruit grown in Avize and Aÿ, this pure Chardonnay is mineral textured while also full of ripe fruit. Ripe apples contrast with zingy acidity that gives a good lift at the end. This is a delicious wine to drink now.’


Robert Parker – 89 points

‘The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is a pretty, relatively large-scaled Blanc de Blancs with excellent richness in its fruit and a warm, inviting personality that flows through to the textured, generous finish. This is a fine effort from Lallier, an unusual expression of Chardonnay.’

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