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LALLEMENT,J BT G CRU 750
Item: #379500
Bottle Size: 750ML
WS: 90
$45.98
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JEAN LALLEMENT BRUT GRAND CRU

Jean-Luc Lallemetís Champagnes are stellar examples of the distinctive terroir of the northern Montagne de Reims. This edition of Brut Grand Cru is based on the 2009 vintage and is a mixture of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, all derived from Lallementís Grand Cru vineyards in Verzenay and Verzy. In this part of the Montagne the slopes have a more northerly exposure and the soil is more calcareous, with a lot less clay content than is typical for the rest of the region. The result is a more taut and refined Champagne than one is apt to find in Bouzy or Ambonnay. So while this Brut's effusive black raspberry, cherry and currant candy aromas clearly announce that this is a black grape Champagne, its palate has the sleekness and crystalline minerality that is more suggestive of a CŰte de Blancs Champagne. Even by grower standards Lallement is a tiny house with a total production of just 1,700 cases, so you know that our allocation canít hold out very long once the word gets out about this gem.

CHAMPAGNEGUIDE.NET-"Made of 80 percent pinot noir and 20 percent chardonnay, this contains 20 percent of reserves from 2008. It's bold and pungent, showing a concentrated fragrance without being weighty, and its black fruit flavors feel silky and refined on the palate. The finish is exceptional, infused by saline minerality and persisting with an unusual depth of aroma. Last tasted: 3/12."
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