Benoît Lahaye


Benoît Lahaye Brut Nature |Extra Brut |NV

Benoît Lahaye

Benoît Lahaye Brut Nature

Extra Brut NV

$104.95

- Biodynamic champagne made from a top grower-producer in Bouzy

- Later-ripening style so lots of fruit yet plenty of freshness and minerality 

- Pair with Char Siu Bao - Cantonese style Pork Bun

Vinous nose filled with blueberry, damson plum and a freshly baked filo pastry vibe. Definitely more pronounced chalkiness coming from that Bouzy Grand Cru terroir and then a wave of nuanced blue fruit, creamy texture leaning towards a fruit pie.

Love this style, love the wine and this is what Brut Nature is all about. Pair with Char Siu Bao Cantonese Style Pork Bun and some Asian greens

Technical details

90% pinot noir of which is part-barrel fermented in 225 litre barriques | 10% Chardonnay from Tauxieries | Disgorged June 2019 with 0 g/L dosage

Benoit Lahaye is a farmer first and a winemaker second. Since taking over his family’s domaine in 1993, he has moved the viticulture from being pesticide-free to certified organic and then to biodynamic certification. This is far from an easy transition, as Champagne’s extreme northern climate can make biodynamic viticulture very difficult. In fact, certified organic vineyards only represent around 1% of total land. “Benoit Lahaye is rapidly becoming one of the top grower-producers in the Montagne de Reims.” — PETER LIEM.

Benoit is proud to share the positive impact his farming has had on his Champagnes. Not only has he found ripeness to increase over time, but also natural acidity levels. There is a sense of harmony and an intensity that is unique to his wines. Our only complaint is that with only five hectares of vines, we can never get enough.

 

"It shows the ripeness and depth characteristic of Lahaye’s wines. It allies vinosity with finesse, anchored by a strong sense of chalk and driven by an energetic backbone of acidity. Put this away in the cellar for a few more months, or else give it plenty of air if you’re going to open it now. " Peter Liem

About the House

Benoit Lahaye is a farmer first and a winemaker second. Since taking over his family’s domaine in 1993, he has moved the viticulture from being pesticide-free to certified organic and then to biodynamic certification. This is far from an easy transition, as Champagne’s extreme northern climate can make biodynamic viticulture very difficult. In fact, certified organic vineyards only represent around 1% of total land. “Benoit Lahaye is rapidly becoming one of the top grower-producers in the Montagne de Reims.” — PETER LIEM.

Benoit is proud to share the positive impact his farming has had on his Champagnes. Not only has he found ripeness to increase over time, but also natural acidity levels. There is a sense of harmony and an intensity that is unique to his wines. Our only complaint is that with only five hectares of vines, we can never get enough.

 

Journalist Review

"It shows the ripeness and depth characteristic of Lahaye’s wines. It allies vinosity with finesse, anchored by a strong sense of chalk and driven by an energetic backbone of acidity. Put this away in the cellar for a few more months, or else give it plenty of air if you’re going to open it now. " Peter Liem

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Biodynamic Biodynamic Producer

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Toasty

Orchard Fruit


Red Delicious Apple