Jean Laurent Brut Blanc de Noirs

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: Great concentration and purity of fruit, with spicy cherry, apricot and nectarine aromas on the nose. Fine bubble
Great concentration and purity of fruit, with spicy cherry, apricot and nectarine aromas on the nose. Fine bubble texture and racy acidity on the palate.

Serve With: Enjoy as an aperitif, or with smoked salmon or cold meats.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Champagne AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871003537

Case Code

10097871003534

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% Pinot Noir.

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. Blended from 5 vintages, aged a minimum of 30 months on the yeast. Finished with 9‐10 g/l sugar unless no dosage is requested.

Alcohol

12.0%

Accolades

90 pts – The Wine Spectator, 11/15/17.
90 pts – The Wine Spectator, 12/16.
91 pts – Wine Enthusiast, 12/15.
91 pts – The Wine Spectator, 12/15/14.
91 pts – The Wine Spectator, 11/30/13.
92 pts – The Wine Spectator, 12/31/12.

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

LAUR461000