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Laherte Frères

Laherte Freres 'Les Vignes d'Autrefois' Extra Brut 2017

$109.99

organic

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Type: Champagne

Grape: 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.

This wine is 100% Pinot Meunier from old vines, planted between 1947 and 1964. Big and powerful, with notes of orchard fruit, spice, ginger, dried fruit and plum.