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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition

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Champagne Lalarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition NVThe Champagne Lalarge Pugeot Extra Brut Tradition is a richly yeasty yet dry Champagne with broad flavours of dried apricot, orange zest and walnut...

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Champagne Lalarge-Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition NV

The Champagne Lalarge Pugeot Extra Brut Tradition is a richly yeasty yet dry Champagne with broad flavours of dried apricot, orange zest and walnut through to a tangy finish.

Producer Note - Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot is a boutique, organic grower based in Vrigny, a Premier Cru village situated in the north east of Montagne de Reims. The Lelarge family has been making wine since 1789 and Champagne since 1930. Today the estate is headed up by seventh generation Dominique Lelarge, along with his wife Dominique Pugeot and their children. The wines are dominated by Pinot Meunier due to the north eastern orientation of the vineyard. They believe in letting the grapes thrive as naturally as possible in order to express the pure essence of terroir. Biodynamic principles are practised in the vineyard and they were certified organic in 2013. Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot follows a philosophy of minimal intervention in the winery and their handcrafted wines are poised, elegant and a true reflection of the Vrigny terroir. Vineyard The vineyard is spread over 42 distinct parcels in and around the Premier Cru village of Vrigny and is farmed according to organic and biodynamic methods. The vineyard comprises eight hectares and the vines grow over gently rolling hills, at altitudes of 150 metres above sea level. The grapes for this cuvée come from a blend of 30 of the parcels from Vrigny, where the soils are sandy loam and calcareous marls. The Chardonnay vines are pruned according to the Chablis method, with the reds according to the Cordon method. The vineyard is ploughed by horse during the year, to prevent soil compaction, allowing the top layers of soil access to oxygen and boosting the overall health of the soil, vines and grapes. Grasses and plants are used between the vine rows to impart valuable nutrients to the soil. Harvested by hand.

Winemaking - The grapes were pressed using a pneumatic press, followed by a long "débourbage" or settling period. A small amount of sulphur was added prior to the fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks using their "pied de cuve", which is a technique used in natural winemaking to employ natural yeasts. A small batch of must is used to start a spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeasts, once this has been deemed successful, this “pied de cuve' is then added to the remaining must to start the fermentation process. Following fermentation, this cuvée underwent natural malolactic fermentation and was bottled the following April. The wine spent four years ageing on its lees in bottle.

Tasting Note - Pale golden yellow with a persistent effervescence, this creamy wine offers a good depth of flavour. Ripe, rich fruits dominate, complemented by an abundance of fresh apple, apricots and a tangy hint of orange zest. Harmoniously balanced, the texture is tight with an inviting streak of minerality and a crisp finish.

Serving Suggestion The perfect apéritif.

Grapes - Pinot Meunier 65%, Pinot Noir 20%, Chardonnay 15%

Awards 91 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2017

Winemaker: Dominique Lelarge

Region: Champagne Sub region: Champagne Country: France

Alcohol: 12%

Dry/Sweetvalue: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 5

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Champagne Lelarge Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition

£40.50 £38.81