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Champagne Lanson Green Label Bio-Organictext
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Champagne Lanson Green Label Bio-Organic NV

Champagne, FranceLanson is using certified organic grapes for a new cuvée from its vineyards in the Marne Valley around the village of Verneuil. The vineyards were farmed biodynamically when Lanson acquired the vines in 2010 from Leclerc Briant. Since the acquisition, Lanson has used 8 of 13 hectares to produce an organic base wine, based on the excellent 2012 harvest. With no malolactic fermentation, the decision was made to age the Green Label for three+ years on its lees to balance the high level of malic acid in the Champagne. After that, the plan is to make a green label every year, although it won’t be certified biodynamic, just organic. The latest bottle in BC was aged a full four years and had a modest 6 g/L dosage, leaving it essentially bone dry for most palates. The blend is 50/20/30 pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. The nose is fresh and mineral lined and the attack is crisp and electric with bright pear and peach, black currant, and plum that helps tone the acidity. Just a baby and surely would be a fine candidate to age five to seven years. An impressive start and certainly an option for organic wine drinkers.Tasted: 11 July 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 99.99 BCLS Producer: Champagne LansonDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 041889UPC: 692743002863