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- A unique and rare champagne from David Leclapart, limited to 12 bottles!
- Mineral, spice driven, complex and intense.
- Pair with a lover when you need to take it to the 'next level'
David Léclapart's Aphrodisiac Cuvée is defined as: “capable of arousing sexual desire." This is a complex and meticulous blend of all the House's cuvées in the most difficult years. 80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir vinified in barrels.
L'Aphrodisiaque is adorned with golden reflections and a gorgeous string of fine and lively bubbles. It offers a beautiful fruity aroma on first nose, and then opens up to notes of pastry and dried fruits.
On the palate, L'Aphrodisiaque opens with beautiful aromas of candied fruits, a nice width in the mouth, and still a nice mineral freshness. The mid-palate is rich, dense, while the finish stretches on a nice mineral touch.
David Léclapart is the 4th generation to farm his family’s 3 hectare estate, located in Trépail, a premier cru village in Montagne de Reims. He took over the winemaking mantle from his father who passed in 1996, and began releasing wines under his own name in 1998. Within the 3 hectares are 20 parcels of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay (the dominant grape in Trèpail), and Pinot Noir, all on chalky marls. David was certified Ecocert and Demeter in 2000, making him a very early adopter of chemical free farming within the context of Champagne and its long love affair with industrialized processes. Everything is single vineyard without blending or reserves, and just between 10,000 – 15,000 bottles per year. Native yeasts, enameled steel (defiantly not stainless, as David feels stainless imparts a “negative energy“), small used oak barrels, and full malolactic fermentation are all part of the program. No dosage ever, of course. There is a much stronger emphasis here on the vineyard than the cellar, which is pretty countercultural for a region defined by “house style” and conventional farming, to put it lightly. These are true individualistic expressions of vintage and the south easterly slopes of Trépail and its surrounding forests
This cuvée is made from vines planted on the "Pierre Saint Martin" plot, located in Trépail, in the Montagne de Reims. A blend 20% Pinot Noir | 80% Chardonnay. Zero dosage.
Can be served as either an aperitif or with a hearty meal.