2010 Brut Nature, Jacques Lassaigne
100% Chardonnay. "One of Champagne's most exciting producers is Emmanuel Lassaigne" says William Kelley in his Wine Advocate report, noting his "style is powerful and vinous but also racy and electric." He owns just 3.5 hectares of old vine Chardonnay in the unsung village of Montgueux in the Aube. His wines have done much to put this region on the map, and he has achieved a lot in a short space of time. In 2002 he had just two customers. So to go from there to be recognised as one of Champagne's greats is no mean feat. He doesn't fine or filter, and uses very minimal sulphur dioxide. This 2010 is a blend of old vines from his top three vineyards: Les Paluets (40%), le Cotet (40%) and la Grande Côte (20%).
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Ready 2020 - 2030