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Ultradition, Frères Laherte
Region: Champagne (Chavot-Courcourt), France
Grapes: Pinot Meunier (60%), Chardonnay (30%) & Pinot Noir (10%)
Wine type: Sparkling
About: Laherte & Frères are based in Chavot-Courcourt just to the south of Epernay in an area that falls between the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. In 2002 brothers Thierry and Christian, were joined by Thierry’s son Aurélien who now heads the domaine and represents the seventh generation of the family to grow vines in the area.
Aurélien is part of a dynamic young generation of vignerons making waves in Champagne and producing a fine array of terroir-driven champagnes, adopting a natural approach to viticulture.
Notes of citrus zest, fresh baked bread, chalky tones and floral aromas typical of a cuvée based around pinot meunier. There are good depth of juicy berries with saline notes on the palate, a supple texture and refreshing finish.