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Champagne Georges Laval "Garennes" Extra-Brut (2016 base)


Champagne Georges Laval "Garennes" Extra-Brut (2016 base)

For many years when we spoke of Laval Champagne we were talking only about wines from the village of Cumières in the Vallée de la Marne. Two years ago, Vincent Laval launched a new Champagne using fruit from a vineyard he owned in the nearby village of Chambercy. Planted predominantly to Pinot Meunier, this fruit was used as the base of the newest cuvée Garennes. Like the rest of the Laval Champagnes, it was fermented in old oak deep in the Laval cellars in Cumières. Vincent decided to blend in reserve wine from his "Cumières" cuvée for added complexity. The Cumières cuvée is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, and 25% each Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. So while this Champagne contains mostly Meunier, it does have small amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in it as well.

This is the new release of "Garennes." The fruit from Chambercy is from 2016, with reserve wine from the 2013,2014, and 2015 vintage blended in. There is only 1 g/l of sugar added for dosage, so it is bone dry, with beautiful notes of flowers, red fruit, and mineral. It is rich, but with great vibrancy typical of all Laval Champagnes.

Most of Laval's Champagnes demand aging in the cellar, but Garennes has proven itself to be extremely delicious and accessible in its youth, and will develop with a few years of bottle age. It is an incredible value given the meticulous nature of Laval's farming and work in the cellar.




Producer Champagne Georges Laval
Format 750ml


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