A. Levasseur Champagne, Blanc de Terroir – Extra Brut
Producer: Champagne Albert Levasseur / David Levasseur
Region: Marne | Champagne
A. Levasseur – Blanc de Terroir is made from 100% Organic Chardonnay from several plots around Cuchery, but mainly from two vineyards planted on the mid-slopes. L’Olivière, or “the vines of the nephew’s mother”, was planted in 2003; meanwhile Les Chemins de Champlat was planted in 2007. All the grapes are harvested from the 2011 vintage, and in future this cuvée shall be declared a vintage. 5 grams of dosage. Just 1,500 bottles produced. All packaged up in labour-intensive rope ‘cages’ with wax stamps.
Really intense fruit profile: plums, white peaches, pears, some almonds, acacia honey and elderflower, then nuts and toasted bread. There’s a mineral undercurrent. Really good mousse and stupendous length. Awesome Champagne.
Northern so cold, the climate of Champagne is severe for the vine. Oceanic, it brings him water in regular quantity with thermal contrasts from one season to another. pressing home alcoholic fermentation, malolactique fermentation, with controlled temperature. Stored for 2 weeks at -2°c, no ????ltration, because the wine is bottling in April selected yeast, inox tank malolactique fermentation
Pairs well with pan-fried scallops, or oysters.
Blanc de Terroir Extra Brut contains minimal added sulphites. Read more.
Blanc de Terroir Extra Brut is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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“ Each fragrance, each taste can reveal a different picture, sensation, or souvenir for each of us. The essences of my terroir, our champagnes, are an invitation to find back some aromas born from our meticulous know-how and our vineyard. My acute sensitivity has inspired me to produce our cuvees, will they awaken your senses? ”
David Levasseur, Awakener of senses
Blanc de Terroir Extra Brut NV
With this single grape variety on several plots, I wish to initiate you to the flavours of Chardonnay from Cuchery. The Chardonnay of the House is mainly located in two vines, planted in the mid-slopes in order to facilitate their full blossoming: “L’Olivière ” nicknamed “The vine of the nephew’s mother” planted in 2003, and “Les Chemins de Champlat”, planted in 2007. They both received Chablis pruning.
Awaken your senses : “Blanc de Terroir“ offers a great finesse, combined with notes of yellow plums, acacia honey and elderberry flower. It’s an intense wine, full-bodied in the palate, balanced by fresh notes with the tastes of nut, fresh almonds, pear, white peaches and toasted bread. Mature, gourmet and persistent, it’s a harmonious and complex champagne!
Let your taste buds shiver : Let your taste buds shiver: definitely to be tasted with pan-fried Scallops and mixed vegetables caramelized in salted butter!
Limited to 1,500 bottles, comes in individual pack.
SUGAR 4 G/L
TOTAL SULPHUR 40 MG/L
Champagne Albert Levasseur is a very small grower set up by David’s grandparents in 1944, with only 4.2 hectares of vines farmed by David since 2003.
“In the nineties, my father gradually passed on his knowledge and his heritage to me, and I became independent as from 2003. Full of ambitions, I could bring a new way in the viticulture follow-up and the company management, but also my vision of champagne: a product mainly evoking meetings and awakening senses… CThen I decided to have a space built, dedicated to welcome you and invite you to some friendly and funny tasting sessions of champagnes Albert Levasseur. Turning our vineyard into my so-called playground, I decided to buy more plots in Châtillon-sur-Marne. So, our vineyard is now composed with 4.20 hectares spread on 18 plots in villages like Cuchery, Châtillon-sur-Marne, or Fleury-la-Rivière. Advanced equipment joined the estate to work on a finer mastering of the wines (thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, new winepress).
Growing up in traditional viticulture, I was able to mix such methods with precise technology. Today sustainable viticulture is optimized via a computerized follow-up of the plots. We let grass grow partially in the vines. I also bring organic fertilizers to better treat the soils of the current 4.20 hectares of our vineyard. In the winery, thanks to the purchase of thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, I have the freedom to vinify grape varieties, pruning operations and plots in a separate way. My will? It’s to offer you a champagne wine for enjoyment. Our estate allows me to imagine champagnes according to the harvest and my fancies, my vineyard and my winery have indeed become my playground. ”