Jean Laurent Brut Blanc de Blancs Réserve

Sparkling

France

Champagne

Description

Jean Laurent is the third‐generation owner at the estate, but his family has been growing wine in the tiny village of
Celles‐sur‐Ource for centuries. With a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture and an almost fanatical devotion
to quality, Champagne Jean Laurent has emerged as of the top grower‐producers in the Côte des Bar.

Tasting Notes: Melon, brioche and honey aromas on the nose, with light floral notes. Fine bubble texture on the palate, ending with a long, lingering finish. Great as an aperitif, or with seafood or rich, white meats such as veal.

Serve With: Serve as an aperitif, or with seafood or white meats.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Champagne AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871003520

Case Code

10097871003527

Vineyards

The estate is situated south of Epernay, in the outlying Côte des Bar region of Champagne (Aube department). Vineyards are in the village of Celles-sur-Ource, with a few parcels in the neighboring village Landreville. 39 acres (30 Pinot Noir, 6+ Chardonnay, 3 Pinot Blanc, small plantings Arbane) planted in distinctive chalky soils, part of a band that stretches from Champagne to Chablis and all the way to the White Cliffs of Dover. Vineyards average 25 to 30 years in age, with the oldest parcels at more than 60 years old.

Composition

100% Chardonnay.

Viticulture

Sustainably-grown. Jean carefully limits his vineyard treatments, uses solar panels to generate winery’s electricity, and uses reclaimed rainwater for winery operations.

Winemaking

The house style at Champagne Laurent is characterized by single‐varietal bottlings (not blends), and stainless steel vinification and elevage (no oak) with full malolactic conversion. The Blanc de Blancs is blended from 4 vintages and aged a minimum of 36 months on the lees. Finished with 9‐10 g/l sugar unless no dosage is requested.

Alcohol

12.0%

Accolades

92 pts – The Wine Spectator, 11/30/16.
92 pts – Wine Enthusiast, 12/15.
90 pts – The Wine Spectator, 12/15/14.
90 pts – Stephen Tanzer’s IWC, 12/13.
91 pts – The Wine Spectator, 11/30/12.

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

LAUR461100

 

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