Lallier

Lallier Brut ‘Serie R’ R.018

R795

 A perfect blend of freshness and complexity in true respect of the art of eating & drinking well – Led by Lallier’s exceptional craft of Grand Cru and Vintage-based approach.

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Bestsellers

Grape Variety

Champagne Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Producer

Lallier

Product Type

Champagne

Vintage

Non Vintage (NV), 2016

Wine Group

Boutique

Wine Occasion

Casual Entertainment, Formal Entertainment

Critics Top Rating

91 points

Wine Region

Champagne

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

Blend: 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay

Sourced from Grands Crus vineyard, based on 86% of wines from the 2016 vintage. 14% of reserve wines (2010, 2012, 2014)

Dosage 7g RS/ L

 

2016 is a difficult, demanding and fast-paced viticultural campaign for winegrowers. First of all with an exceptionally cool and humid spring, the first 6 months of the year reach a record rainfall with a 62% excess.These heavy rains are vectors of diseases, especially a strong pressure of mildew. At the end of April-early May, late spring frosts, similar to those in 1990, caused considerable damage. Some areas that are already frozen are not spared by hail the following month! The summer continues to strain the vineyard and the nerves of the winemakers with very dry and hot weather causing water stress and scalding on the remaining bunches of grapes. This lack of water delays the start of ripening, as in 2009 and 2012. The return of fine summer weather brings a good dynamic of maturation of the grapes. In September, the harvest quality was finally better than the winegrowers had expected, but the severe weather conditions of 2016 led to a large loss of harvest. One of the smallest yields estimated in 20 years, but which is finally saved thanks to the big size of the bunches, and a good sanitary state. Finally the 2016 harvest is doing well; Mother Nature gave

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Color: Brilliant golden hue, pink gold, delicate effervescence.

Flavors: Bewitching presence, complex, from the first nose. Full aromas of citrus fruit, yellow fruit, almond and subtle spices, mixed with generous and soothing balsamic touches.

Taste: Full, ample, silky, greedy and well-balanced, with a mineral tension on the finish. A long finish revealing notes of mirabelle plum and milk caramel.

Pairing: Taste the R.016 cuvée, a reflection of a complex year with generous aromas: Toast of raw Foie gras and quince jelly / Roasted chicken and morel risotto / Chaource cheese and fresh figs / Caramelised mirabelle plum tart.

Critics ratings

Critics ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 91 points

‘The final cuvée of this wine is made up of 80% of wine from the 2015 vintage. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it’s a tense, tangy, textured wine, full of fruitiness and still young’


 

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