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Valentin Leflaive 16 40 Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Avize Grand Cru Cote des Blancs
This Champagne distinguishes itself by combining delicacy, purity and finesse. The pale yellow colour with emerald green highlights an elegant effervescence. The mineral and iodine nose opens with white flowers and a citrus cocktail. The palate is straight, chalky and intense, always carried by a chiselled texture and a long and saline finish.
The 20 year old vines are planted on a South East exposure of a chalk outcrop at an altitude of 150 meters. Fermentation is in stainless steel vats. This cuvee includes 17% reserve wines and was bottled in May 2017. Ageing on laths was at least 42 months with disgorgement on the 02nd August 2021.
Valentin Leflaive Champagne reflects a life-long ambition of Burgundy`s Olivier Leflaive and his family to produce an exceptional sparkling wine. Named after Olivier's son, it brings together the expertise and traditions of Burgundy and Champagne and offers a unique interpretation of this region's grape varieties and terroirs.
Launched in 2015, Valentin Leflaive was granted the status of 'negociant-manipulant' in 2020 enabling the company to manage the whole production chain including the purchase of grapes. A boutique winery was opened in Oger with a traditional ageing cellar dug deep into the chalk. Chef de Caves Christophe Pitois, who looks after the important relationship with the growers, is assisted by talented enologist Clement Galois. Both are from the Champagne region.
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