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  • 310. Champagne AC NV Extra-Brut, Les Vignes de Montgueux

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    Jacques Lassaigne

    100% Chardonnay BdeB (12% alc.)

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    Comprising 28% 2012, 52% 2011 and 20% 2010, more complex and vinous than ever this year, given greater use of reserve wines. Emmanuel is forever restless in his search for improvements. This has ripe and very chalky fruit, great play on the palate with terrific texture. Low levels of sulphur are used only at the press. Disgorged with zero dosage in June 2015. For drinking now to 2017.

  • 311. Champagne AC NV Extra-Brut, Le Cotet

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    Jacques Lassaigne

    100% Chardonnay BdeB (12% alc.)

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    This lieu-dit cuvée comes from 0.6 hectares of 45 year old vines. It’s a blend of 2008 (95%, of which 7% was aged in oak) and bottles of 2006, 2004 and 2002 Le Cotet kept fresh under capsule. It has a very pure, bracing fruit mixed with hints of honeysuckle, straw, hazelnut from the older wines and just 2g/l of dosage. Very limited quantity. For drinking now to 2016. 

  • 312. Champagne AC 2007 Brut Nature

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    Jacques Lassaigne

    100% Chardonnay BdeB (12% alc.)

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    This is a blend of old vines in Lassaigne’s three top vineyards of Les Paluets (40%), le Cotet (40%) and la Grande Côte (20%). It is always vinified 100% in stainless steel which Emmanuel feels captures the purest expression of the terroirs. Brut nature, this has excellent balance with peach, stewed lemon and mango fragrantly ample and inviting, with an intense, detailed stony chalkiness (from le Cotet). As this ages it takes on a Meursault character. For drinking now to 2017.

  • 313. Champagne AC Extra-Brut, Blanc d’Argile (out of stock)

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    Vouette et Sorbée, Bertrand Gautherot

    100% Chardonnay BdeB (12% alc.)

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    This comes from a tiny 17hh yield of chardonnay produced from a massale selection of cuttings from Anselme Selosse’s Avize vineyard and a famous Chablis grand cru. Made from the 2012 vintage, oak aged and disgorged without dosage in Feb 2015, it is richer and more complex than many blanc de blancs but at the same time has a tightly wound acidity, like a really good Chablis with bubbles. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 314. Champagne AC Extra-Brut, Fidèle

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    Vouette et Sorbée, Bertrand Gautherot

    100% Pinot Noir (12% alc.)

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    The vines for this brilliant 2011 champagne are planted in the lieu-dit of Vouette, on a Kimmeridgian limestone slope facing due south. It offers a rich gold colour, typical of low yielding pinot noir and on the palate is vinous with a zesty, mineral vitality. Given a little time in the glass, and served ideally at 12°C, it evolves constantly, revealing layer after layer of flavour. Zero dosage. For drinking now to 2017.

  • 315. Champagne Rosé AC Extra-Brut, Saignée de Sorbée

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    Vouette et Sorbée, Bertrand Gautherot

    100% Pinot Noir (12% alc.)

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    This champagne comes entirely from the 2012 vintage – uncrushed whole grapes were macerated for six days in an open wooden cuve before pressing. Aged for ten months in new to eight year old 400 litre barrels it was disgorged without dosage in December 2014. Crushed red fruits, tense and pure, nicely cut through by a refreshing chalky flavour mark this exceptional rosé. Very limited quantity. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 316. Champagne AC NV Brut, Val Vilaine

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    Roses de Jeanne, Cédric Bouchard

    100% Pinot Noir (12.5% alc.)

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    A champagne with excellent weight and balance exuding delicate fragrances of flowers and beguiling red berry fruits with a mineral imprint from the calcareous-clay soil. Made from just 1.45 hectares of 35 year old vines,and yields of just 26hh now, it comes from the 2014 vintage, was cuve aged, and disgorged without dosage in April 2015. For drinking now to 2018.

  • 317. Champagne AC 2011 Brut, Les Ursules

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    Roses de Jeanne, Cédric Bouchard

    100% Pinot Noir (12.5% alc.)

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    A touch deeper colour than the Inflorescence, with a beautiful pinot nose. Les Ursules (single grape, single terroir, 1974 vines, single vintage), spends 36 months on its lees before disgorging with no dosage. It has striking clarity, very delicate composed fruit, fine mousse and an extremely long finish. Only 3600 bts produced. For drinking now to 2019+.

  • 318. Champagne AC 2008 Brut, Côte de Béchalin

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    Roses de Jeanne, Cédric Bouchard

    100% Pinot Noir

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    Like the Val Vilaine this wine comes from 35 year old vines on south-west facing slopes on the Côte de Béchalin, a lieu-dit in Celles-sur-Ource. Disgorged with zero dosage (like all of Cédric’s champagnes) after six years bottle age in April 2015. There is a great complexity to the wine, it’s incredibly fresh, with lovely minty notes, beautifully textured and long. For drinking now to 2016. 

  • 319. Champagne AC Brut, La Haute Lemblé

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    Roses de Jeanne, Cédric Bouchard

    100% Chardonnay BdeB (12.5% alc.)

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    Cédric has got five different clones of Chardonnay on the go here, planted in 2002 (that’s nothing to the ten different clones of Pinot Noir he’s planted for a new cuvée called La Prêle). Full of ripe buttery fruit, nuanced and delicately poised minerality, which in turn further enlivens the fruit, giving it a coiled, tense presence. Zero dosage. For drinking now to 2016.