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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Blanc de Blancs Extra Bruttext
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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceChampagne Lelarge-Pugeot is an eighth-generation winery in the 1er cru village of Vrigny, where the family has been growing since 1799 and producing since 1930. They moved to organics in 1985 and became certified biodynamic in 2017. They own 8.7 ha of vineyards carved into 42 distinct parcels, all on calcareous, clay loam and sand. This chardonnay is from the 2013 and 2012 vintages, disgorged in September 2019 with three g/L. The extended time on lees lends a slight oxidative note and ample autolysis that works smartly to offset the high acid / low dosage. Baked green apple, red pear, meringue is laced with lemon pith, drawing this into a tighter, chalky, lingering finish. Quite a bit of freshness for so long on lees; it is drinking very well right now.Tasted: 21 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 85.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Lelarge PugeotDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: Chardonnay