Champagne Lebrun de Neuville, Blanc de Blancs, Brut NV
Region: Champagne - Côte de Sézanne
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Lebrun de Neuville unites 170 growers over 150ha in the “Côte de Sézanne”. Most of the crop is sold to large negociants but they keep their best parcels to produce less than 500,000 bottles of Champagne Lebrun de Neuville. Chardonnay is the hero grape of the Sézanne region and it represents 90% of their whole production.
The Côte de Sézanne is famous for its shallow soils over chalk, ideal for growing Chardonnay, so it is no surprise that this wine is a Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay).
67% of the assemblage is vintage wine blended with 33% reserve wine. It is aged for an impressive 4 years on lees. It has wonderful lemon and apple notes, with a sumptuous creamy texture from the extended time on lees perfectly balanced by the salty minerality from the Côte de Sézanne.