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Champagne Stéphane Regnault Lydien No. 29 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Bruttext
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Champagne Stéphane Regnault Lydien No. 29 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceAfter working as a sommelier in London and an aerospace engineer in Paris, Stéphane Regnault returned to his family's Côte des Blancs domaine in 2007, and converted the farming to organics. The domaine includes four hectares of Chardonnay divided equally between the legendary chalk terroirs of the Grand Cru villages Oger and Le Mesnil. The majority of the vines are between 40 and 60 years old. A passionate jazz saxophone player, he has named his three single vineyard cuvées after a different jazz mode that each wine reminds him of. This comes from Chemin de Flavigny, in Oger, planted in the 1950's on the village's deep chalk soils. Based on 2015, this was native fermented in 2/3 stainless, and 1/3 used barrels, with MLF allowed to happen if it wants (it did this time). After 3 years on lees, this was disgorged Feb 2020 with 1 g/L RS. The 15% reserve wines for each cuvée are unique to each vineyard. 3250 bottles produced. Profound and chalky, as is Oger, with lemon, green apple, on a dense, creamy base, scented with subtle lemon blossom through the lingering finish. Reserved and serious, this is drinking well now and will hold in your cellar for a few years.Tasted: 21 April 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 100.00 private wine stores Producer: Champagne Stéphane RegnaultDistributors: Kava Selection
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 71368