Les Vignes de Montgueux Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
Bottle Sizes 750ml, 1.5L
Appellation Champagne (Montgueux)
Wine Type Sparkling
Vineyard From 7 to 9 different parcels of Chardonnay planted across the street from Lassaigne's house overlooking the valley between Montgueux and Troyes. Average age of vines is 35 years old. Yields are 35 to 45 hectoliters per hectare.
Soil Heavy clay and chalk. Top soil is very thin.
Viticulture Each of Lassaigne's parcels are farmed organically with extra emphasis placed on picking at optimum ripeness. Simple Guyot pruning is employed. Lassaigne adds sulfur at harvest in order to keep the fruit from oxidizing.
Vinification The grapes are harvested by hand at maximum ripeness, destemmed and lightly pressed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel. Only native yeast is used. Malolactic completes naturally. The domaine has been disgorging by hand and without sulfur for 32 years.
Aging The wine rest sur lattes for at least two years and bottled with no dosage.
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