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Champagne Leclerc Briant Extra Bruttext
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Champagne Leclerc Briant Extra Brut 2014

Champagne, FranceThe family negociant house was an early adopter of organic practices back in the 1960’s, and were one of the first to bottle single vineyard Champagnes in the 1970’s. In the late 1980’s, Bertrand and Jacqueline’s son, Pascal, began integrating biodynamic principles and part of the production has been Demeter certified since 2003. The 2014 vintage was 60% pinot noir, and 20% each of pinot meunier and chardonnay. It was disgorged with 3 g/L in March 2021. Lemon led, with yogurt, red apple, brioche set off against a creamy, softer base. This bottle disappoints, after the shining 2013 base. Will try again.Tasted: 11 November 2021Tasted by: Prices: ON 99.95 consignment Producer: Champagne Leclerc BriantDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier - Chardonnay