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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Nature et Non Dosétext

Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Nature et Non Dosé 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. As the name implies, Nature is a natural wine, with zero dosage and no sulphur added. The 50 percent meunier, 25 each pinot noir / chardonnay is from vines 35 years old, and taken from the 2014 harvest. After a six month ferment and rest split equally between tank and barrel, this heads to bottle where it spends 16 months on the lees. It was disgorged in November 2016. This is a tight and chiseled wine, led by green apple and lemon, and followed by red apple and white cherry. There's a riffing, grippy jolt of acidity that vibrates along the length of this slender form, finishing with a satisfying, salty snap. Impressive.Tasted: 05 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$85.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Lelarge PugeotDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 140643