Georges Laval, Cumières 1er Cru - NV Champagne
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Region : Champagne.
Appellation: Cumières 1er Cru
Varietal: 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier, Fermented in oak barrels, it is a blend of two vintages, with no dosage added.
Estate: Georges Laval is a deep-rooted family Champagne house, with documented vineyard-growing activity by the family as far as 1694. This is a small domaine with only 2,5 hectares, and it is organicly farmed since 1971 (it's even in byodynamy for a while), and given the record in this regard elsewhere in Champagne (and the difficult weather conditions), that is quite exceptional. Before that time, the family was selling the grapes to the négoce.
Vincent Laval has followed his father's steps and he keeps doing an artisan work on the tiny vineyard surface, working mostly in a way. His wines are unchaptalized (chaptalization is widespread over here) and are vinified in casks
The biodynamic approach starts in the vineyard, with no pesticides or herbicides used. To let the soil express its full beauty. The vinification of the different lots and small vineyards separately enhance a lot of the character despite it might be blended for the finishing product. Only wild yeast is used for the alcoholic fermentation and very little dosage is added if any.
A raw diamond that associates power, transparence and complexity with a great minerality (almost a certain chalkiness texture with the fine bubble). This is one of the purest expression of the Cumières terroir you will be given to taste.
Great wine for special celebration in aperitif or after a long meal to refresh your palate.