Lelarge Pugeot Champagne Gueux Extra Brut, 2015

 

Lelarge Pugeot Champagne Gueux Extra Brut, 2015

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Lelarge Pugeot is a generational wine producing family in the Montaign de Reims, Vrigny to be precise, where the main part of their harvest is Pinot Meunier. Working completely in organics and biodynamics they are one of about 30 producers in the champagne region to do so.

The estate maintains 8.7 hectares on calcareous, clay loam and sandy soils. The vineyard is planted with 4.4 hectares of Meunier, 1.5 hectares of Chardonnay and 2.8 hectares of Pinot Noir.

70% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Nor, 5% Chardonnay, from the one vintage, 2015, and from two lieu dits in Gueux. 2 years on lees, and once again minimal dosage making it Extra Brut, disgorged Sept 2019

Still flexing the Pinot Meunier muscles but complimented with pinot noir and chardonnay, this is another delicious and richly vinous champagne. Delicate floral nose, with sweet nuts, ginger and bright citrus, heaps of tension with a very fine bead and precise acidity yet layers of complex notes tending towards spice and savoury spectrum that really draw you in.