NV Champagne LeClerc Briant Blanc de Meuniers Brut Zéro 1er Cru
Brambly berry and black cherry fruit flavors are set in this firm, minerally Champagne, which offers a fine mousse and notes of lemon peel, star…
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Leclerc Briant was an early adopter of organic practices beginning in the 1960’s and pioneered the concept of single-vineyard Champagne beginning in the 1970’s. Fifth generation vigneron, Pascal Leclerc began following biodynamic principles in 1988, with part of the production Demeter certified since 2003. Today, enologist Hervé Jestin continues the legacy of this visionary house.
Blanc de Meuniers Brut Zéro is produced from 100% Pinot Meunier from the Premier Cru village of Chamery (near Reims). Fermentation and aging for 10 months in used French oak barriques is followed by 24-36 months aging in bottle sur lattes. The wine received zero dosage and is bone dry with just 1.3 grams per liter of residual sugar. 2,800 bottles produced.
An open-knit nose of wild plum, almond and orange with underlying notes of salted bread. On the palate, the wine shows considerable body and a complex array of flavors including lemongrass, peppermint and quince. As the wine breathes scents of orange blossom and honeysuckle come to the fore and mingle with the soft, spicy accents of cumin and nutmeg. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Brambly berry and black cherry fruit flavors are set in this firm, minerally Champagne, which offers a fine mousse and notes of lemon peel, star anise and toast lingering on the clean-cut finish. Bright and appealing. Disgorged December 2016. Drink now through 2021. 230 cases made. –AN