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Lallier Serie R.014 Champagne NV

Champagne, France

Varietal: Champagne
Current Vintage: NV
Bottle Size: 750ml
Case Size: 6

TASTING NOTES:

This is a fresh aperitif style Champagne yet, with a real weight, complexity and depth to it. Green straw in colour, it has a lovely, fine, delicate mousse and a long, persistent and driving finish. Lots of flavour and very crisp, this is serious serious bubbles!

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure: Cork

WINE REGION:

Champagne comes in a number of styles. The most common bottle of Champagne you can buy is a Non-Vintage, which is a blend of wines of different ages, some of which are over twenty years old. Vintage Champagnes are made from wines produced in a single year. Traditionally, they were only produced in the best years, making superb wines, but these days some of the larger producers, or houses as they call them in this patch of the country, release a vintage wine every year, even when the vintage does not warrant it! Don’t be fooled; Vintage wine might be more expensive but from average years, of which there are many, it does not necessarily mean better. At the top of the vintage tree are the Grand Marque Champagnes from the finest houses. These are super-premium vintage Champagnes, often made from Grand Cru or Premier Cru vineyards (Champagne, like Burgundy, has its top-level vineyards rated as Grand or Premier Cru). While most Champagnes, at all quality levels, are a blend of three fine grapes, there are a small number of wines made differently; either a fine Blanc de Blancs made from Chardonnay or the even rarer Blanc de Noirs made only from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. One final factor that escapes many Champagne drinkers is that all good Champagnes improve with ageing . Whether a Non-Vintage from a respected house or Grand Marque Champagne from a great year, all become more rounded and complex with at least 2 years, if not many more, in the bottle. That is if you can keep your hands off them! Now go on, grab a bottle, rip off the foil and pop the cork; you know you want to.

FOOD PAIRING:

A brilliantly versatile sparkling, exceptional as an aperitif or starter. It is delicious served with a seafood.



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