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Champagne Lacourte Godbillon Mi Pentes 1er Crutext

Champagne Lacourte Godbillon Mi Pentes 1er Cru NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceChampagne Lacourte-Godbillon is run by husband-and-wife team Richard Desvignes and Géraldine Lacourte, who took over the Écueil estate from Lacourte’s parents in 2006, and began converting the 8 hectares to organics and biodynamics. They are the 9th generation of Champagne growers to run the estate, and they are the third generation to bottle and sell under their own label. Situated in the northwestern part of the Montagne de Reims (Petit Montagne), this pinot noir comes from 40 year old vines across different parcels, mid-slope (Mi Pentes) = best sites. This was based on the 2018 vintage, with 31% reserve wines, and fermented 60% in stainless and 40% in 228L barrels. After 47 months on the lees under cork (agrafe), this was disgorged with 3 g/L in June 2022. Very perfumed red and yellow apple fills the expansive palate, with crushed stones and grippy structural PN siding. The finish lingers with buzzy yellow fruit and toast. A gastronomic wine, this is one for the dinner table.Tasted: 07 February 2023Tasted by: Prices:
France$47.00750mlFrance (Euros)
Producer: Champagne Lacourte GodbillonDistributors: Recoltant Selections
Grape: Pinot Noir