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Staff Pick

Henri Billiot "Cuvée Laetitia" Brut - NV

Item # 11569 750mL
$99.99/ Single Bottle
$1199.88 $1139.89/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A solera-style blend that was started in the year Laetitia was born. The estate is now run by Laetitia herself and she has worked hard to uphold the legacy of these incredible Champagnes.


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Staff Pick Notes

This is a Champagne for nerds. It's an extremely unusual wine that is just as beguiling on the tongue as the story behind its production. Made solera-style with vintages dating from 1983-2013 and disgorged in 2016, it has changed hands from father to daughter. As with so many family matters (even ones without real estate involved), the transition was not smooth. Laetitia, the eponymous daughter, has worked hard to steward this wine to be its best self after her father abandoned the estate. Paradoxically, this is a wine that is at once feminine and rustic, holding a light core that has been layered upon and built over for years and years. When I think about this wine, I think about the things left unsaid. I'm not sure if it's suitable for a celebration, but I don't think it's trying to be, either.

- GWN

About the Producer

Ambonnay, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France Ambonnay, a quaint town with medieval architecture, is one of the oldest Grand Cru villages in Champagne. The vines are situated on the southerly slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Champagne Billiot has existed since 1937. Eugène Billiot, a miller, decided to purchase a plot of vines, for the benefit of his descendants. This parcel was initially...

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