By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/19/2008 | Send Email
Pascal Leclerc only makes single-vineyard Champagnes: the chalky "Les Crayeres," juicy, mineral and easy to drink, the "Les Chevres Preuses," the Blanc de Blancs "La Croisette," an amazingly (and almost illegally) dark rosé Champagne named "Cuvee Rubis" and this, his single-vineyard pinot meunier. It might be my favorite of his wines that I have tasted. La Ravinne has a spicy nose, with a palate of pithy red grapefruit, showing great intensity and a refreshing bitter snap to the finish. Modern meunier here, but of a flavor profile I have not yet encountered with the grape.