2010 Champagne Lallier Grand Cru Brut Millesime Champagne
Winemaker Notes: Our 2010 Vintage is pure, without any artifice. Thanks to its 100% Grands Crus blend of chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs and pinots noirs from Aÿ and Verzenay, it reflects the essence of the 2010 harvest.
Without any reserve wine, without artifice, the 2010 Vintage properly reflects the 2010 harvest. The 2010 Vintage arrived after the very mature 2005 vintage which is now part of the Memory Collection with older LALLIER Vintages. The 2010 Vintage is fresher, more mineral. Even after more than six years of ageing, this wine offers notably elegant aromas, still with citrus and white flesh fruits notes mixed with more mature and deeper notes such as honey, wax and light roasting notes.
Its mouth is crisp and generous, well balanced and without any harshness thanks to its creamy foam. It pairs with all gourmet food especially with fish and scallops “à la plancha”, slightly creamy and spicy poultry; all sorts of cheeses; with rather fruity delicious desserts.
The 2010 wine campaign is calm and under water stress until August 15th. After a cold winter (rare frosts) and a dry spring, the soil has been subjected to hydric stress. Mid-June, the flowering takes place. Summer temperatures set up early July. In mid-August, exceptional rains disturb the beginning of the veraison but supply the soil with water. Nevertheless, the vegetative cycle is favourable and is followed by a good ripening. Botrytis comes to settle on black grape varieties. We need to sort the berries of pinot noir that have been affected by rot. The chardonnay is slightly impacted by a microbial contamination, and we must not wait too long before picking it, but fortunately we are not affected in our vineyard of the Côte des Blancs. The harvest finally takes place from September 18th to 28th. At the end, it is the House work during the vegetative and harvest cycle that rewards us. And the year 2010 gave us a beautiful vintage!
Wine Enthusiast - "This wine is rich, ready to drink and full bodied. It has weight, with hints of yellow fruits as well as crisper citrus. A strong streak of minerality cuts through the wine, giving texture. Drink now."
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