Champagne Laherte Frères À Chavot Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, Chavot & Epernay, France

The Laherte estate was founded in 1889 by Jean-Baptiste Laherte. At this time, most of the vines were situated in a village known as Chavost. Aurélien Laherte is part of a dynamic, young generation of vignerons making waves in Champagne and producing a fine array of terroir-driven Champagnes using a natural approach to viticulture and winemaking. Soil: Limestone soils and sometime with a presence of fine silts and chalk in surface. Chalky subsoils. Vinification: 50% 2012, 50% reserve wine; grapes are picked up by hand when fully ripen, and traditionally pressed. Alcoholic fermentation in foudres and barrels with regular stirring of the lees. Malolactic fermentation partly made. Ageing during 6 months followed by a light filtration before bottling during the spring time. Notes: From the family’s chalkiest soils in Chavot and Epernay comes this racy and finesseful Blancs de Blancs, the only one in the Laherte lineup. This is a thirst quencher AND a wine for the Champagne congnescenti!