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Laherte Frères “Les Vignes d'Autrefois” Extra Brut - 2010

Item # 24211 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$719.52 $683.54/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Made of Pinot Meunier from vines planted in clay & limestone soils in the Vallée de la Marne. The base wines for "Les Vignes d'Autrefois" are fermented in barrel and do not undergo malolactic fermentation resulting in a lush, deep, vibrating wine, with energy and purity of fruit.

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Staff Pick Notes

Although founded in 1889, it is only recently that Christian and Thierry, as well as son Aurelien (who are 5th and 6th Laherte generation, respectively), changed the philosophy of the estate to organic farming. Their goal is to create wine with a terroir's identity. With 10.5 hectares of vines, the land is represented in each bottle of Champagne Laherte. This is a pure and authentic bottle of champagne that will make you think twice the next time you try to buy a big name Champagne. Chalky, aromatic, strong minerality, a pleasant saltiness, with citrus notes. Laherte Frères is the definition of what a grower Champagne can be.

- MB

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