Grape: Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier
Laherte Freres is run by Aurélien Laherte, who has been at the helm of his family estate since 2005. Laherte Freres was founded in 1889 in the village of Chavot in the Coteaux Sud D'Epernay, and over the generations the vineyard holdings have slowly grown to 10.5 hectares, always with an emphasis on allowing full terroir expression in the wines through careful farming. Aurélien farms 7 hectares biodynamically and certified organic, with the other vineyards farmed uncertified organic or, at minimum, sustainably. Under Aurélien's leadership, Laherte Freres has begun to produce a series of single vineyard and single vintage cuvées vinified in Burgundy barrels without malolactic fermentation and bottled without fining or filtration.
Aurélien Laherte’s Blanc De Noirs is composed of 50% Pinot Noir from Le Breuil in the Marne Valley and 50% Pinot Meunier from the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay (Chavot and Moussy). These vineyards are all biodynamically farmed, mostly on chalky soils. The wine is fermented and matured in a combination of large format foudres and oak barrels where it undergoes full malolactic fermentation before bottling with zero dosage.
Delicate and ethereal, this Blanc de Noirs is beautifully perfumed, with floral and savory notes, and a bright core of acidity to keep it fresh.