Laherte Freres Ultradition Extra Brut

Laherte Freres

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Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine 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
Notes: 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
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 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.