Lallier Millesime 2010 Grand Cru
A stunning vintage Champagne Grand Cru – generous, complex yet fresh, a perfect expression of 2010 vintage in Champagne and Lallier’s art of ‘eating and drinking well’
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Champagne Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Formal Entertainment, Indulgence
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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.
Our 2010 Vintage is pure, without any artifice. Thanks to its 100% Grands Crus blend of chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs and pinots noirs from Aÿ and Verzenay. It reflects the essence of the 2010 harvest. A sumptuous vintage champagne which is worthy of our motto: Share the art of drinking and eating well!
Blend: 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir
Crus: Grands Crus from the Côtes des Blancs and pinots noirs from Aÿ and Verzenay
Vintage: 100% of the wines of the 2010 year
Aging on lees more than 60 months in the cellars
Dosage: Brut 7 g/l
2010 was a year of full maturity with an elegant richness in natural sugar and an interesting acidity. The freshness from the chardonnay comes first immediately well counterbalanced by the generosity of the pinot noir. Without artifice thanks to its low-dosage, our 2010 vintage is a 100% accurate image of the 2010 harvest, as required by vintage Champagne specifications.
Aspect: A pleasant golden colour which develops into shiny amber glints.
Nose: Its elegant nose suggests notes of fresh citrus and pears. The many years spent in our cellars enable us to appreciate beautifully matured aromas such as honey, torrefied notes and even mocha.
Palate: It’s a generous and complex wine that will please one’s senses where the freshness of chardonnay is immediately counterbalanced by the generosity of pinot noir.
Food pairings: A gorgeous Champagne and loyal companion of “the art of drinking and eating well”! It will sublimate the most delicious foods with a minimum of character such as a farm-raised poultry or a strong coffee-based tiramisu.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 92 points
‘Lallier’s golden-yellow colored 2008 Millésime Grand Cru Brut – an assemblage of 55% Pinot Noir from Aÿ, and 45% Chardonnay from Avize and Cramant, disgorged in September 2014 with eight grams per liter of dosage – offers a deep, pure, complex and elegant bouquet of pain aux raisins, brioche, apple strudel, walnuts and humid chalk. Round and complex on the palate, this lovely, matured, mouth-filling and perfectly balanced Millésime combines its fullness and richness with a remarkable freshness and finesse; the long finish (with honey and almond flavors) reveals a very good structure and lingering minerality. This is a beautifully elegant and Pinot-driven Champagne.’
Wine Enthusiast – 91 points
‘This wine is rich, ready to drink and full bodied. It has weight, with hints of yellow fruits as well as crisper citrus. A strong streak of minerality cuts through the wine, giving texture. Drink now.’