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Benoit Lahaye Le Jardin de la Grosse Pierre Champagne France, NV, 750

Benoit Lahaye Le Jardin de la Grosse Pierre Champagne France, NV, 750

$ 150.00

Benoit Lahaye Le Jardin de la Grosse Pierre Champagne France, NV, 750

100% from Bouzy Grand Cru. Field blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Arbanne, Chasselas, Petit Meslier , Gros Plant, Teinturier and other varieties. This cuvée is named after the single parcel of the same name. The oldest vines were planted in 1923 by Benoît’s great grandfather, at a time when vineyards were inexpensive. The vines in Champagne usually average 30 year old and it is a rarity to have vines that are as old as 90 years. In 1952, Benoit’s grandfather replaced some dead vines by other varieties, some unknown or now forgotten. Combined with the age of the vines, this diversity gives the wine a great complexity and rare aromas. Until 2009, the wine made from this parcel was blended with wine from other parcels. After tasting it separately, Benoît recognized its unique character and decided to make a special cuvée from it. The 2009 vintage was aged for 10 months in 225l old barrels, bottled in July 2010 without filtration, then kept an extra 28 months in bottles before release. No Dosage. 140 cases made.




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