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Champagne Huré Frères L’Inattenduetext

Champagne Huré Frères L’Inattendue NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Huré Fréres began just over 50 years ago, and remains very much a family business. Today Raoul Huré and his two sons, Francois and Pierre oversee their the estate from their Ludes' home base. This has a chardonnay focus, along with the generosity of Montagne de Reims', plus François Huré's thoughtful farming and light touch. From plots planted in 1982 and 1989 at Les Paquies (Rilly-La-Montagne) and Les Sentiers (Ludes) on calcareous clays, this was vinified half in oak and is entirely from the 2017 vintage. This spent four years on lees before disgorgement with 3.5 g/L. A deeply chalky base is flooded with lemon and green apple, with a creamy expansiveness thanks to the oak and ample time on lees. Amply saline on the finish; this is calling out for food.Tasted: 09 January 2023Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Champagne Huré FrèresDistributors: Halpern
Grape: Chardonnay