Lacourte-Godbillon 2018 Chaillots Hautes Vignes 1er Cru Extra Brut
Écueil is very much Pinot Noir country, so this Blanc de Blancs is something of a unicorn. The wine is fermented in used barriques and left en tirage for more than four years, before being disgorged with 2 gm. of dosage. The result is taut and saline, with depths of flavour and impressive length. 60 bottles only.
Used Barrique 100%
Aging Duration (months)
50 months after bottling
9 months in barrique without stirring
Yes, 20 mg/L
Chaillots and Hautes Vignes
less than 10 bunches of grapes per vine
Notes from the Producer: Sandy soil. Work with gravity only (for the juice and wine).
very small quantity, not every year.
very uncommon for a 100% Chardonnay on a Pinot noir terroir.