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Jacques Lassaigne

Jacques Lassaigne Champagne Millésime Brut Nature 2013


Country: France

Region: Champagne

Type: Champagne

Grape: Chardonnay

Jacques Lassaigne is a 4.7-hectare family vineyard located in Montgueux. The vineyards boast prime southeastern exposure and consist entirely of Chardonnay. The Montgueux vineyard sites were originally held for the Montrachet of Champagne and are located near the gates of Troyes—the former capital of Champagne. The terroir in Montgueux is nearly identical to the growing sites found further north in le Mesnil, as they share the same limestone vein —this is exceptional terroir for making great Champagne.

An intense backbone of acidity is often present in these wines, but since it is located further south than the storied Cotes des blancs, ripening is not as much of an issue. The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is a blend of nine different vineyard sites & two successive vintages.

The 2013 is 100% Chardonnay with zero dosage. An overarching line of saline minerality brings tension and purity from beginning to end, lifting the succulent mid-palate of caramelized pineapple, citrus peel and brioche. An exotic and savory expression of Chardonnay with a lengthy, lingering finish.