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Staff Pick

Lahèrte Frères, Ultradition, Extra Brut - NV

Item # 36571 750mL
$41.96/ Single Bottle
$503.52 $478.34/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A delightful blend of three varieties coming from seven parcels just south of Epernay, the Marne Valley and the Côte de Blancs. Part of the wine is fermented in old oak barrels, yet on the palate you'll find an exquisitely refined Champagne that is elegant and full of lively fruit aromas. This isn't just an apéritif wine, but can also work throughout a dinner - especially if seafood is on the menu.


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Staff Pick Notes

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Noir is the combination used to make the Ultradition, an entry-level Champagne that will knock your socks off. Farming around 75 small parcels—some located to the south of Épernay between the chalky soil of Côte des Blancs and the clay and silt soil of the Marne Valley—creates a unique mix of grapes from different soils for greater complexity. Green apple, pear, toast, but also a nice amount of minerality, especially on the finish, which makes this Champagne even better with shellfish. Great with summer oysters that are little more creamy, but pleasant with any type of seafood.

- MB

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