Extra Brut Les Empreintes Laherte Frères 2013 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Extra Brut Les Empreintes Laherte Frères 2013

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Sparkling
  • 12.50 %
  • Intensity
  • Low dosage

An original champagne, remarkable both for its complexity and for its richness. Connoisseurs and inquisitive wine lovers will enjoy it as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal, in order to fully understand all its secrets. More info

Les Empreintes ('impressions') is worthy of its name, as it is produced with a desire to give the most representative impression of each of the aspects which characterise the terroirs in which the two grapes used in its production are grown: Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Each is harvested by hand at optimal maturity, then vinified separately without malolactic fermentation in order to increase the final champagne's keeping potential. The wines are then matured separately on fine lees for 6 months, which gives them warmth and density. On the nose, aromas of black berries mingle harmoniously with more complex touches, reminiscent of game scents. The palate may appear vinous, full bodied and dense as a consequence of the wine's élevage. But the mid-palate provides glimpses of spicy aromas which reinforce the complexity and provide a very fresh finish. This cuvée can be kept in your cellar for up to 10 years under favourable conditions.

Extra Brut Les Empreintes Laherte Frères serve at a temperature of 8°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Corniottes au fromage, Lentilles rosés au champagne, Langoustes flambées.

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Extra Brut Les Empreintes Laherte Frères

    Cuvée presentation

    Les Empreintes ('impressions') is worthy of its name, as it is produced with a desire to give the most representative impression of each of the aspects which characterise the terroirs in which the two grapes used in its production are grown: Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Each is harvested by hand at optimal maturity, then vinified separately without malolactic fermentation in order to increase the final champagne's keeping potential. The wines are then matured separately on fine lees for 6 months, which gives them warmth and density. On the nose, aromas of black berries mingle harmoniously with more complex touches, reminiscent of game scents. The palate may appear vinous, full bodied and dense as a consequence of the wine's élevage. But the mid-palate provides glimpses of spicy aromas which reinforce the complexity and provide a very fresh finish. This cuvée can be kept in your cellar for up to 10 years under favourable conditions.

    Information about domain Laherte Frères

    This illustrious champagne house was founded in 1889 and is currently run by the fifth and sixth generations of the Laherte family. Thierry and his son Aurélien manage the company’s 11 hectares of vineyards on the Côte de Blancs, the southern slopes of Epernay and in the Marne Valley with flair. Laherte Frères is one of those rare houses still growing some of the Champagne region's forgotten grape varieties, namely Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Petit Meslier and Arbanne which all go into Les 7 along with the three classic varieties. The vineyards are propagated using massal selection and the majority of champagnes are vinified in wood. The élevage is particularly well executed and precise without going over the top. Malolactic fermentation is often avoided. This vineyard produces excellent, flavoursome de terroir champagnes with a strong personality. They are particularly popular with connoisseurs and critics.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Champagne
    • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
    • Producer/Owner: Laherte Frères
    • Vintage: 2013
    • Color: Sparkling
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
    • Size (in ha): 10
    • Intensity: Low dosage
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot noir
    Extra Brut Les Empreintes Laherte Frères
    Extra Brut Les Empreintes Laherte Frères

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