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Champagne Lallier

Champagne Lallier
NV Ouvrage Grand Cru Extra Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$159

Champagne Lallier
NV Ouvrage Grand Cru Extra Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of freshly baked french baguettes, bloomy cheese rind, green and yellow apple, and pear blossom with a full body and a long bruleed bosc pear, brioche, lemon curd and orange zest, and apple skins and gardenias finish. Ripe orchard fruit, particularly pear, with pronounced rich notes of freshly baked bread and cheese; an excellent Champagne that has seen extended lees contact and epitomizes the taste of luxury.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: freshly baked french baguettes, bloomy cheese rind, green and yellow apple, and pear blossom
Taste Flavor: bruleed bosc pear, brioche, lemon curd and orange zest, and apple skins and gardenias
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ripe orchard fruit, particularly pear, with pronounced rich notes of freshly baked bread and cheese; an excellent Champagne that has seen extended lees contact and epitomizes the taste of luxury.

The Importer

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Champagne Brut NV

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.