NV Champagne LeClerc Briant Cuvee Divine
The initial sensation in the mouth is fresh and clean with a soft, creamy effervescence. The wine soon develops a full, pulpy fruitiness underpinned by the pleasant acidity of lemons and fleshy fruit.The mid palate is orchestrated…
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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.
The Cuvée Divine combines elegance, power, richness and freshness that create an array of aromas that is perfect for fusion food. To bring out the best in the wine we recommend serving at between 90 and 140 C in a tall and well-rounded glass
An intense and satin-like pale yellow color with flecks of green and a lively stream of tiny bubbles that provide a persistent ring of mousse. All the marks of a rich, fresh wine. The first impressions on the nose are of bergamot, almonds, lemon and blackcurrant with a hint of something more earthy and iodic in character. As the wine breathes, it reveals notes of mandarin pith, pomelo, acacia blossom, linden and aniseed plus white peaches, quince jam, figs, cherries, plums, pomegranate and toast.
The initial sensation in the mouth is fresh and clean with a soft, creamy effervescence. The wine soon develops a full, pulpy fruitiness underpinned by the pleasant acidity of lemons and fleshy fruit.The mid palate is orchestrated around clay, chalk and sand minerality which lends, on the one hand, plenty of fruitiness, bite and an almost tangible breadth, and on the other hand, salinity and length on the palate that reinforces the frank, lemony overtones. The overall sensation is of perfectly controlled richness and vinosity. A delightful finish on notes of salt and umami, with good structure too and an upright character embodied in the soft spicy notes that bring a constant stream of freshness. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Flavors of raisin bread and golden currant mix with salted almond, chalk, floral and honey notes in this finely balanced and well-knit sparkler. Creamy in texture and lightly mouthwatering throughout, with a lasting, sapid finish. Drink now through 2023. 500 cases made. –AN