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Leclerc Briant Brut Reserve Champagne NV 750ml

SKU: P68990
Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Appellation: Champagne

Variety: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

$59.99

Leclerc Briant was an early adopter of organic practices beginning in the 1960’s and pioneered the concept of single-vineyard Champagne beginning in the 1970’s. Fifth generation vigneron, Pascal Leclerc began following biodynamic principles in 1988. Today, enologist Hervé Jestin continues the legacy of this visionary house.

Focused on red grapes (pinots noir and meunier, 40 percent each), this gives an impression sweet, blue-black grape skins in its soft red fruit, while golden, oxidative tones bring scents of butterscotch and white tea to the finish. For rich shellflish, like oysters Rockefeller.” — Wine & Spirits, Dec 2023
"Given 4.5 G/L dosage, the Leclerc Briant ‘Reserve Brut’ Champagne was disgorged in April 2021. Biscuit and Shitaake mushrooms combine with pink grapefruit blossom on this beautifully fragrant nose. Fresh and racy, this delivers Key lime zest and ginger flavors alongside a good sense of astringency and salty undertones on the palate. Enjoy this refined style of Brut Champagne over the next seven years."
— Owen Bargreen, Feb 2022

Brut Réserve delivers the depth and fruitiness expected of a Champagne made from 80% black grapes with the underlying flavors of brioche and almond from nearly three years aging on its lees. 20% Chardonnay brings an underpinning of lemony acidity giving an impression of lightness and freshness. The finish is firmly dry with lingering notes of chervil and coriander.