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Jacques Lassaigne

Jacques Lassaigne Chassagne 'Vignes de Montgueux' Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV


no added sulfur

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.

The grapes for this wine are harvested by hand from 9 different sites at their maximum ripeness before being de-stemmed & gently pressed. The fruit undergoes complete malolactic fermentation & no sulfur is added to the blend. The wine is aged in new & old barrels for 12 to 24 months and held in bottle for 1 to 5 years until it is disgorged, corked & released.

Pale straw color in the glass with lovely mineral, dried fruit and citrus zest aromatics that reflect the purest expression of the Montgueux terroir. The palate is vibrant with crisp citrus and melon flavors, backed by bright acidity & minerality. The finish lingers with citrus notes.