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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence
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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Les Meuniers de Clemence NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Lelarge-Pugeot is an eighth generation winery in the 1er cru village of Vrigny, where the family has been growing since 1799, and producing since 1930. They moved to organics in 1985, and became certified biodynamic in 2017. They own 8.7 ha of vineyards, which are carved into 42 distinct parcels, all on calcareous, clay loam and sand. It's rare to find a 100 percent meunier champagne, and even rarer to find an entirely drinkable, interesting one. AND even more improbable is to find is one that is organic / biodynamic / family owned and operated. Lovely red fruit driven wine, though more suggestive, rather than overtly so. Wild cherries, red currant, white peach, wafts of cherry blossoms, all riveted by green apple acidity, bound by raspy sides, and cushioned comfortably by a thin cushion of lees. This skips along the palate with an easy energy, finishing on a pillow of salted meringue. Wow. Highly unique, highly impressive.Tasted: 05 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 95.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Lelarge PugeotDistributors: Richard Massey Wine & Spirits
Varietal: Pinot MeunierCSPC: 140649