Lilbert Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

Tasting Notes

Lilbert owns 3.5 hectare of vines- all Grand Cru, and all Chardonnay, with an average vine age of 45 years- in the Côte des Blancs. 60% of their vines are in Cramant, 30% in Chouilly and 10% in Oiry. These are three of the six Grand Cru villages in the Côte des Blancs. It is rare that any one house owns exclusively Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. All of the parcels are vinified separately until two weeks before bottling. The NV represents 80% of the production and is aged in the cellar for two years. Dosage is normally around 7g/L, since Bertrand is going for acidity in his wines and not ripeness. (He does not perform batonnage because it makes the wines too heavy)

100% Chardonnay from Cramant in the Côte des Blancs. The majority of the fruit comes from the Buissons vineyard, one of the most famous in Cramant. It has very little top soil and just 40 centimeters below the surface you have pure chalk. The vines have bountiful sun with a full southern exposure. Lilbert's vines were planted by his grandfather in 1936! Like the other wines, it's fermented and aged in stainless steel. Disgorged summer 2015. Dosage of 5g/L.

France, Champagne
Staff Pick:
$82.00 each
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