Champagne Rémi Leroy Blanc de Blancs 2016Champagne, FranceThis is a rare chardonnay from Southern Champagne's Aube, a region dominated by pinot noir, even though 95 percent of the vineyard is Kimmerdgean soil (the same as in chardy-central Chablis). The young Remi Leroy farms 3 of his family's 9 ha here, selling the remaining fruit for additional income, and with the goal to use all of the fruit for his non-interventionist label. The only inputs he uses is a small addition of sulphur. This 2016 was dosed with 2 g/L, disgorged in April 2021. Tight and racy, with green apple, lemon meringue, and light brioche over a bed of deep chalk, anchoring this blanc. Chardonnay's arrow structure keeps this streamlined, while the time on lees gives the gravitas. A striking, charismatic wine, drinking beautifully now.Tasted: 21 July 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Boutique Wines Ltd.