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Champagne Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Brut LP
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Champagne Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Brut LP NV

Champagne, FranceFirst encountered last year, La Cuvée is a revamped version of Brut NV. The update is made possible by the acquisition of excellent chardonnay vineyards in the Côte des Blancs back in 2004. With those vines now in play, the flagship Brut has been restyled to be chardonnay dominant. LP has been around since 1812, and has been a pioneer in the stainless steel fermentation process in Champagne. The blend is 55 percent chardonnay, 35 pinot noir, and 10 pinot meunier, from 110 growers, and the amount of reserve wine fluctuates between 20 and 30 percent. Best of all, the dosage has dropped three grams to 9 g/l. The nose is floral and citrus, with a touch of almond and hazelnut. There is a firm undercurrent of lemon that appeals. It would be perfect with lox.Tasted: 02 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 88.50 private wine shops QC 58.00 SAQ Producer: Champagne Laurent-PerrierDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 1834