Benoit Lahaye, Coteaux Champenois Bouzy Rouge 2016

£59.00

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Champagne

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Area:

    Bouzy

  • Organic:

    Yes

  • ABV:

    12%

  • Winemaker:

    Benoit Lahaye

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

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Description

Destemmed by hand using a perforated wooden plank, the intact berries ferment in a gas-filled amphora for a month before pressing, and the wine is then aged in old 228l barrels for a year before bottling with the addition of 20mg of sulphur. It has a vibrant spicy nose, beautiful and dynamic on the palate, with a distinct juicy peppery quality that really shines through on the finish. 
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  • Critics Reviews

Grown in three of Lahaye’s oldest parcels (50yo) planted on mid-slope in the 'coeur de terroir', this floral, structured and mineral Bouzy Grand Cru is, as per Peter Liem, "not only one of the best examples of Bouzy Rouge but also one of the best still red wines in all Champagne." Destemmed by hand using a perforated wooden plank, the intact berries ferment in a gas-filled amphora for a month before pressing, and the wine is then aged in old 228l barrels for a year before bottling with the addition of 20mg of sulphur. It has a vibrant spicy nose, beautiful dynamic on the palate, and a distinct juicy peppery quality. VLQ.

Benoît and Valérie Lahaye make exceptional champagnes from superb terroirs, including four from single vineyards. They have just 4.8ha of vines in Bouzy and Ambonnay that they work together with their two sons, and their incredible hulk of a horse, Tamise, who helps with plowing, reducing soil compaction around the vines. 

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