LJ18 AOC Champagne 'Le Jour'
Brut Nature. 100% Meunier (blanc de noir) - Premier Cru fruit from Vrigny. Certified Organic. These vines were planted in 1971, and grow on chalky soils. From the 2018 harvest, the grapes were pressed directly, with fermentations (malo included) taking place in 6 year old barrels for 11 months. Without fining or filtering, the wine was then bottled, and aged on lees for 24 months before disgorgement. Zero dosage, and no sulfites added at any stage. 12% alc.
Fresh and restrained aromas of white flowers, sea breeze, bruised apples, nuts, and minerals. Gently roasted hazelnuts linger in the background. Tiny bubbles in large quantities. Friendly on impact, with sweet fruit that is quite giving. Zingy energy, lingering bubbles. Crisp, yet has weight – lots of flavour and texture. Definitely no need for dosage here. Balanced, mouth-watering acidity marries with the generous fruit. Complex array of layers wash over the mouth, finishing with sea spray. This is really, really good. Subtle mix of nectarine, apple, toasted nuts and apple-lemon acidity. Little hints of citrus, stone fruit and gently toasted nuts – just enough to entice you to go deeper into the glass. Think of some of your other favourite growers doing straight Meunier - this will comfortably stand side by side with them.