Champagne Lallier Brut R.015 2015 (6 BOTTLE CASE DEAL)

France

 

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R.015 represents Récolte or Harvest 2015, with 80% of the wine selected from the 2015 vintage and a small proportion (20%) made up of reserve wines from previous vintages (2008, 2009 and 2012). The dosage is 7g/l.

Lallier's R.015 is the reflection of a radiant year. Winter passed without pressure from frosts or pests and from mid-May, the weather turned very hot and dry. It remained this way right through to August (like in 2003, 1976 and 1951). This exceptional climatic stability was accentuated by significant daily temperature variations (cool nights and intense heat at midday). The prolonged dry conditions began to cause concern at the start of ripening as the grapes began to show signs of hydric stress, but at long last in the middle of August downfalls of rain hit the vineyards for 2 weeks. At last, the grapes began to swell and the occurence of rot was avoided thanks to a drop in temperatures. Everything fell back into place and the harvest began happily on 6th September with perfect sanitary conditions. A year of superlatives worthy of a great vintage, with the promise of extraordinary quality.

Tasting notes

An intense nose of crisp green apple leads into a very ripe, rounded, apple and lemon-fruited palate, a reflection of the warmth of the 2015 vintage that this cuvée expresses. Lallier worried that the vintage would be too warm for great Champagne, but a drop in temperatures, plus a little rain, a couple of weeks before picking rescued the freshness and maintined this wine's vital acidity. A very approachable and seriously enjoyable vintage-character wine.

Food match

Roast belly pork for a decadent Sunday lunch.

VINTAGE: 2015

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

  • ABV

    12%

  • CASE/BOTTLE SIZE

    6 x 75cl

  • REGION/COUNTRY

    CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

  • GRAPE

    PINOT NOIR 61%, CHARDONNAY 39%

  • FEATURES

    VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, SPARKLING

  • CLOSURE

    CORK

  • WINEMAKER

    FRANCIS TRIBAUT

  • APPELLATION

    CHAMPAGNE

  • ALLERGEN INFO

    CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS

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