Jacques Lassaigne Les Vignes De Montgueux Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
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The story of Lassaigne is the story of Montgueux, the village perched on a hill just north of Troyes in the Aube. Montgueux itself is a dramatic outcropping of chalky limestone, similar to what you'd find in the Côte des Blancs, that rises up as a lone hill with a commanding view of the surroundings. Accordingly, Chardonnay is king. Lassaigne tends 3.5 hectares of his own vines and adds an additional two hectares worth of grapes from his neighbors.
Lassaigne describes this wine as "an aperitif Champagne that makes a smooth transition to the table. The fresh, mineral-driven, and citrusy character of the wine epitomizes the domaine style, as well as the aromas of the vineyard soil. This cuvée is a blend of Chardonnay grapes from seven to nine distinct parcels and three to four successive vintages. The result is a refreshing and clean Champagne."
Fermentation is conducted via native yeasts in stainless steel. The still wine is aged in new and used barrels for 12-24 months, and then in bottle for 2-5 years. All disgorgements are done by hand.