Champagne Brut ‘Reserve’, Lallement
The Brut ‘Reserve’ is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the villages of Verzenay and Verzy.
cépage 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
assemblage 80% 2010 and 20% 2011
info/source Verzenay and Verzy
élevage Stainless Steel
Montagne de Reims
“Old Blue” is a year older, or rather it reverses the proportions of vintages such that this one is now 80% 2011 and 20% 2012; it also hails from superior parcels and is a little drier—though all of these qualify as ”Extra Brut.” Deg 9/2015, I can’t account for how excellent this is considering the proportion of ’11 it contains. It’s crusty and lacquered like the skin of a pork roast; cloves and star fruit and a silky-chalky texture into a finish tinged with matja-powder; crystalline and long—classic Lallement. Somehow!
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