CHAMPAGNE LECLERC BRIANT BRUT RESERVE 2017
Leclerc Briant is a certified organic, biodynamic champagne producer, a rarity in a region. where organics have yet to cast a significant sway.
This deliciously rich and yeasty blend is made up of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally and sulfite levels are kept modest, between 20 and 30 milligrams per litre. The wine spends nine to 11 months in stainless steel tanks with 20% in oak barrels and more than two years on the lees in the bottle. Dosage is below 4 grams per litre so this is dry - and tastes it. Stunning fresh, full bodied, expressive champagne.
What the critics say
''Very deep copper colour. A really glorious array of wild, floral aromas. Hugely distinctive and the opposite of formulaic with a tiny little bead. Mouth-filling. Tingly on the (dry) finish. So amazingly long with some lemon notes on the end! This is superior champagne that I would recommend to any serious champagne lover. So full of life! ''
17/20 Jancis Robinson
''Firm and focused, with a lively bead carrying an aromatic range of almond financier, crushed blackberry, chalk and fresh ginger. Offers a lip-smacking, citrusy finish.''
90/100 Wine Spectator
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