Lelarge-Pugeot, 'Tradition' 1er Cru, Extra Brut NV, Champagne, France


A really lovely Extra Brut Champagne. Good effervescence and texture with rich fruits, apricot, and a touch of orange zest. A pinch of that good Champagne brioche all balanced with a nice crisp zippy finish. Very dry, elegant, and very satisfying. Perfect for a special occasion or with nibbles and seafood.

The wine is Meunier led in the blend which is not the norm in Champagne. As a result, this Champagne has a more structured body but without being too rich, which some people absolutely love. Meunier champagnes are becoming quite sought after and are superb matched with food. The wine will release it's aromas over time, and a top tip is to leave it for 5-10 minutes in the glass before enjoying, it's worth it.

The house Lelarge-Pugeot was funded in 1799 by Pierre-Henri Lelarge, and while at first were mainly quality grape growers, then first bottled their wines in 1930. In 1985, Dominique Lelarge took over his family estate and decided to go towards a more sustainable farming approach. The realization of how dangerous the use of pesticide is to nature and mankind was a wake-up call. This started his commitment to reducing the use of any chemical product in the vineyard. The estate is synonymous with quality, and responsibility, with a growing reputation.

Producer: Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Grapes: Pinot Meunier 65%, Pinot Noir 20%, Chardonnay 15%

Alcohol: 12.0%

Vintage: NV

Status: Vegan