Laherte Freres Ultradition Extra Brut

Laherte Freres

Wine label
Vintage:NV
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:France
Region:Champagne
Appellation:Champagne
Type:Sparkling
Varietals:White Blend
Organic:Practicing
Vineyard:This Champagne comes from the Côteaux sud d’Epernay, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs
Soil:Chalky subsoils
Viticulture:Traditional, done in a sustainable way and influenced by ecological methods. Average age of the vineyard: 28 years
Vinification:Grapes are picked up by hand when fully ripen, and traditionally pressed. Alcoholic fermentation in vats and barrels according to grape varieties and plots. Malolactic fermentation partly made.
Aging:Ageing during 6 months and light filtration before bottling during the spring time; ; 4.5 gr/l dosage. Disgorgement: January 2017
Tasting:Similar blend as the Ultradition Brut, but held one year longer en-tirage before disgorgement, and is dosed at 4.5 gr/l. The label is a replica of an original label used by the family in the early days of estate bottling. It is a bit racier and taughter than the regular Brut, and would make a fine aperitif as well, or even paired with oysters or shellfish.
 

Ratings

Antonio Galloni: 93
The NV Extra Brut Ultradition is a gorgeous wine at its level, and also a terrific introduction to the Laherte Champagnes. Translucent and energetic, the Ultradition has a lot to offer. Pear, almond and dried flowers meld together as this creamy, ample Champagne shows off its distinctive personality. The flavors are brilliant and chiseled throughout. What a gorgeous wine this is. The Ultradition is based on Meunier (unusual for a NV Champagne), with 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir. Disgorged: January 2017. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter.