It's perfectly balanced as a non-dosé, its 20 percent of malolactic undoubtedly helping to create a better harmony of acidity, and while there is a pleasing depth of citrus and apple fruitiness, along with hints of dried mango and preserved ginger, this wine is really all about soil and expression of place. Our Blanc de Blancs is made with our best parcels on the south slopes of Epernay. This is a perfect representation of the purety and energy coming from this area and the complexity of old vins of Chardonnay.
The Laherte NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Nature Disg, 10/2012 is lean, lemony-bright, and overtly chalky, its stiff feel and apple pip piquancy pulling it toward austerity. Against that background, its effervescence shows up as slightly abrasive. But that certainly guarantees an invigorating finish - and there, subtle salinity engenders welcome saliva-inducement.