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Champagne Lacourte Godbillon Premier Cru Terroirs d'Ecueil
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Champagne Lacourte Godbillon Premier Cru Terroirs d'Ecueil NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Lacourte-Godbillon is run by husband-and-wife team Richard Desvignes and Géraldine Lacourte, who took over the 8ha Écueil estate from Lacourte’s parents in 2006, and started using organic and biodynamic practices. Géraldine is the ninth 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, this NV is a blend of 85 pinot noir / 15 chardonnay with vines averaging 35 years, and is based on the 2015 vintage, with 43% reserve wines. Stainless fermented, with no MLF, it spent 31 months on lees, and was disgorged in January 2019 at 5 g/l. Red apple, marshmallow pads the medium palate, held taut with riveting acidity. A kiss of cherry and strawberry lingers on the very lengthy finish.Tasted: 27 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: USA 50.00 USA Producer: Champagne Lacourte GodbillonDistributors: Recoltant Selections
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay