Laherte Freres Les Empreintes Extra Brut

Laherte Freres

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2011
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: White Blend
Varietal notes: 50% Chardonnay (1/3 of Chardonnay Muscate), 50% Pinot Noir
Organic: Certified
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: 50% Chardonnay (1/3 of Chardonnay muscaté) from vines in Les Chemins d’Epernay, which were planted in 1957. 50% Pinot Noir from vines in Les Rouges Maisons, which were planted in 1983.
Orientation: Multiple parcels, varied exposure
Soil: Les Chemins d'Epernay has cay soils with a lsilt stratum in surface and a chalky subsoil, whereas Les Rouges Maisons has deeo clay topsoil with flint, schist and a chalk subsoil.
Viticulture: Vineyards are farmed organically, soils are worked (sometimes with a horse).
Vinification: Grapes are picked up by hand when fully ripen, then traditional pressing. Natural alcoholic fermentation in barrels from Burgundy (aged of 10 years minimum). No malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 6 months of barrel ageing with regular stirring of the lees. Disgorged « à la volée » (by hand) Extra Brut @ 3 gr/l dosage.