2006 Michel Loriot "Inspiration de Saison" Extra Brut Champagne (Previously $45)

SKU #1149050

This all-estate blend of 60% Meunier and 40% Chardonnay is the vintage release from Loriot. Normally, this wine is released as a Brut, but since 2006 was such a ripe year it only needed six grams of dosage per liter to come into balance. This wine is rich- don't let the Extra Brut designation fool you--the sun did the work so the dosage could have a break! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/3/2014  | Send Email
The 2006 vintage in Champagne was a warm one, and the wines have a sunny, round personality that matches the unseasonably warm weather here in California. While this vintage is labeled as an extra brut and only dosed at six grams of sugar per liter, it does not come off as austere. To the contrary, the ripeness of this Champagne shows some high quality braeburn apple fruit as well as a nice nutty quality from the time on the lees. The crisp back end is perfect for decadent fried chicken, and left me feeling refreshed and ready for more.
Drink from 2014 to 2026

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 12