N/V Champagne Lallier Brut R.018

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N/V Champagne Lallier Brut R.018
N/V Champagne Lallier Brut R.018
N/V Champagne Lallier Brut R.018
N/V Champagne Lallier Brut R.018
A wine that represents the heart of the Lallier style: Freshness, Purity, Depth and Intensity. A blend made mostly from the 2018 vintage.

Tasting Notes

Colour

The color is shiny golden.

Nose

The first nose attack is fresh fruits, citrus fruits and acacia honey with a hint of brioche bread.

Palate

The palate, at first impression, is greedy on very small red berries, quickly covered by white-fleshed fruits, thus revealing the perfectly controlled balance of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Champagne Lallier Tasting Notes

R.018 represents Récolte or Harvest 2018, with 70% of the wine selected from the 2018 and 30% made from reserve wines. 2017 for intensity, 2016 for freshness and 2014 for fruitiness. Only 80% of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation to accentuate the sensation of freshness.

 

Maison

The House is located in Aÿ, a winegrower’s villages since Roman era.

It was Henry IV, King of France in the 16th century who also like to be called ‘Sir of Aÿ’, a title he really like and ensured throughout the realm clear Aÿ wine’s reputation, non-sparkling at the time.

Around two centuries later, the invention of Grands Crus blending and control of sparkling production allowed for the creation of Champagne, a sparkling bottled wine. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that the famous Aÿ wines took the “Champagne” designation as we know it today.

The first bottles to bear the Lallier name appeared in 1906, when the Champagne house was founded by René Lallier who had married into a prestigious Champenois family. Lallier has been firmly rooted in the village of Aÿ ever since. In 1936, Aÿ was one of the seventeen villages to be classified as ‘‘Grand Cru” in Champagne, a clear indication of the quality of the grapes that grow on its famous hillsides and the remarkable wines they produce.

In 1996, René-James Lallier, the founder’s grandson, carried out major modernisation work on the winery and refurbished the cellars in which Lallier’s Champagnes are aged. He enlisted the help of Francis Tribaut who, at the time, worked as a consultant to some of the most prestigious Champagne houses, as well as managing his family’s domaine in Romery.

Having worked so closely together, when René-James Lallier decided to sell his business he naturally asked Francis Tribault if he was interested in buying it. Francis took up the challenge, convinced of the potential of Lallier brand.

Free to craft wine in the spirit of an artisan domaine, Francis vinifies each parcel of grapes separately using a Lallier’s own ‘house’ yeast, and he keeps the dosage low to create Champagnes with real character and finesse.

    Specifications

    Year N/V
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay
    Country France
    Alcohol content 12.5% alcohol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
    Type Champagne
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches Roast belly pork for a decadent Sunday lunch. Turbot with creamy sauce or seafood, or guinea fowl with morels. Also suitable for dessert on white and yellow fruits.
    Features Vegan and Vegetarian
    Origin Champagne - France
    Appellation AOC Champagne