AG 93 pts
Organic. This Champagne comes from the Côteaux sud d’Epernay, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs. Chalky subsoils. Traditional, done in a sustainable way and influenced by ecological methods. Average age of the vineyard 28 years Alcoholic fermentation in vats and barrels according to grape varieties and plots. Malolactic fermentation partly made. Ageing during 6 months and light filtration before bottling during the spring time. Similar blend as the Ultradition Brut, but held one year longer en-tirage before disgorgement, and is dosed at 4.5 gr/l. The label is a replica of an original label used by the family in the early days of estate bottling. It is a bit racier and taughter than the regular Brut, and would make a fine aperitif as well, or even paired with oysters or shellfish. The NV Extra Brut Ultradition is a gorgeous wine at its level, and also a terrific introduction to the Laherte Champagnes. Translucent and energetic, the Ultradition has a lot to offer. Pear, almond and dried flowers meld together as this creamy, ample Champagne shows off its distinctive personality. The flavors are brilliant and chiseled throughout. What a gorgeous wine this is. The Ultradition is based on Meunier (unusual for a NV Champagne), with 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir. Disgorged: January 2017. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter.