Leclerc Briant "La Croisette" Single Vineyard Brut Champagne

SKU #1015242

This Champagne is all Chardonnay from a less than one-acre vineyard in Epernay, near the border with Mardeiul, and is composed of equal parts 2000 and 2001 harvest. It has a very rich, sweet fruit nose of ripe cantaloupe and still maintains strong minerality. It is racy, long and powerful, dosed at 8 grams per liter, though t seems like even less! It is hard to believe that something that smells so sweet and ripe can taste so dry and refreshing. They make only 3500 bottles a year. Perfect with smoked salmon appetizers! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

Share |
Price: $32.99

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Product Reviews:

Add your own review of this item

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/14/2008  | Send Email
Single vineyard champagne that tastes like crisp delicious apple with a chalky minerality that tastes like, dare I say it, the terroir of La Croisette. How great it is that we have a product like this for US to drink, let alone our customers. A great recommendation for anyone who wants to try a mono cru, but isn't geeky enough to enjoy it just for that reason.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Organic: