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2008 Blanc de Blancs Brut 1er Cru

J. Lassalle

The Lassalle ladies—three consecutive generations to lead the estate, with a fourth toddling around the cuverie—are characterized by fierce character, fine taste, and quintessential Champenois gracefulness. The same could be said of their Champagnes—lush, elegant representations of the Chigny-les-Roses terroir with exquisite balance and freshness. Don't miss this 2008 Blanc de Blancs, a powerful yet refined tour de force from one of the region's most consistent and talented growers. 

Anthony Lynch

$71.20 $89.00
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Chardonnay
Appellation: Chigny-Les-Roses
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Producer: J. Lassalle
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12%

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About Champagne

True Champagne must not only sparkle, but also must come from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France and be made using méthode champenoise—a process that involves prolonged aging of the wine as well as a bottle fermentation used to add the sparkle to the finished product. Though wine has been made in this region since at least the 5th century, Champagne as we now know is a relatively new creation. It wasn’t until the 19th century that sparkling wine production took hold on a large scale in much part due to improvements in the strength of glass for bottles and the embrace of French nobility of the sparkling wines of the region.

Only three grape varieties may be used to make Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The chalk-heavy soils not only provide complexity and texture to the finished wine, but also act as a natural humidifier thus keeping the vine’s roots warm during colder months of the year. There are grand cru and premier cru designated vineyard areas but unlike Burgundy, there are few lieu-dit vineyards (though in recent years there has been a greater interest in producing vineyard specific Champagnes).

Kermit’s first foray into the region came in 1981 when he began importing the wines of J. Lassalle and Paul Bara—two producers whose wines we still import. In the mid 2000s, Kermit began importing the wines of Veuve Fourny et Fils.

Of Champagne, Kermit says, “You might be surprised to learn that I don’t like a goût de terroir to dominate the taste of Champagnes. If it dominates, you lose finesse. I want some, obviously—but only enough to keep things interesting.”

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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