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NV Champagne Laherte Freres Ultradition Brut

NV Champagne Laherte Freres Ultradition Brut

The NV Extra Brut Ultradition is a gorgeous wine at its level, and also a terrific introduction to the Laherte Champagnes.'
93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

$62.99 Per Bottle

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$377.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • The ripples created by the young Aurèlien Laherte, since he joined his family’s Estate in 2002 have now grown into fully fledged waves. Since he has taken full control of the vineyards and the cellars (from 2007) this 30 year old's ever more distinctive, characterful wines have been calling us, like Homer's sirens, to the lesser travelled slopes south of Épernay. 

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The current release was disgorged in October 2017. Biodynamic and organic fruit. There are now two reserve vintages blended in, giving more complexity and oomph, and the reserve wines now make up 40% of the blend, with 60% of that barrel-aged material. As usual, the blend is 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir from a total of seven different parcels across the Côteaux Sud d'Épernay and Vallée de la Marne, namely Chavot, Mancy, Morangis, Le Breuil, Boursault, Moussy and Vaudancourt. The vines average 30 years of age.

    TASTING NOTES

    It's simply a top value grower wine; bright, pure and juicy with loads of delicious, jubey and red apple Meunier fruit. The quality being delivered for this price is outstanding.

  • REVIEWS

    'Bright, appley and fragrant, this feels fresh and easy to drink, buttressed by taut, lively acidity. As usual, it's made from a majority of Meunier (60 percent), blended with 30 percent Chardonnay and ten percent Pinot Noir. It finishes with brightly citrusy fragrance, its tangerine-like flavors showing energy and vigor.'
    Peter Liem, champagneguide.net

    'The NV Extra Brut Ultradition is a gorgeous wine at its level, and also a terrific introduction to the Laherte Champagnes. Translucent and energetic, the Ultradition has a lot to offer. Pear, almond and dried flowers meld together as this creamy, ample Champagne shows off its distinctive personality. The flavors are brilliant and chiseled throughout. What a gorgeous wine this is. The Ultradition is based on Meunier (unusual for a NV Champagne), with 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir.'
    93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

    'Slightly sherry-like oak/aldehyde characters evident here, with a trace of quince paste. Quite ripe and rich, the palate full and rounded, very ample on the tongue and fills the mouth, then an arrow of green apple acidity shoots through it all. Very interesting, and different. I like it. It would be better with fish to mop up that acid though.'
    92 Points - Huon Hooke