Laval/Georges Brut Nature Champagne Les Hautes-Chèvres 2013

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
JG 94
CT 94
12.0% ABV
Item # 333705

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$199.95
750ml
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94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 les Hautes Chèvres was the first vintage of this Blanc de Noirs, single vineyard wine to be made entirely from pinot meunier, rather than pinot noir. Vincent Laval had to replant his eighty year-old pinot noir vines here after the 2009 vintage, so starting in 2012, he switched the sourcing for this bottling to his oldest parcels of pinot meunier in the Hauts Chèvres vineyard. These range from fifty-plus to more than eighty years of age, so the wine remained an old vine bottling, just switched varietals. However, in 2013, a tiny amount of old vine pinot noir is also included in the blend this year and the wine is excellent. It was disgorged in November of 2017 and offers up a complex aromatic constellation of white peach, apple, patissière, chalky soil tones, white flowers and other Meunier-derived floral scents. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a fine core, pinpoint bubbles, superb complexity and stunning length and grip on the vibrant and seamless finish. A great wine in the making, but give it another five years in the cellar (if you can)! 2023-2055+. (Sep/Oct 2018)"

94 points CellarTracker.com community score.
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94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 les Hautes Chèvres was the first vintage of this Blanc de Noirs, single vineyard wine to be made entirely from pinot meunier, rather than pinot noir. Vincent Laval had to replant his eighty year-old pinot noir vines here after the 2009 vintage, so starting in 2012, he switched the sourcing for this bottling to his oldest parcels of pinot meunier in the Hauts Chèvres vineyard. These range from fifty-plus to more than eighty years of age, so the wine remained an old vine bottling, just switched varietals. However, in 2013, a tiny amount of old vine pinot noir is also included in the blend this year and the wine is excellent. It was disgorged in November of 2017 and offers up a complex aromatic constellation of white peach, apple, patissière, chalky soil tones, white flowers and other Meunier-derived floral scents. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a fine core, pinpoint bubbles, superb complexity and stunning length and grip on the vibrant and seamless finish. A great wine in the making, but give it another five years in the cellar (if you can)! 2023-2055+. (Sep/Oct 2018)"

94 points CellarTracker.com community score.
Product SKU 333705
Producer Laval/Georges
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Vallée de la Marne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut Nature/Zero Dosage|Blanc de Noirs
Vintage 2013
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend Mostly Pinot Meunier with a small amount of Pinot Noir
ABV 12.0%
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