Lassaigne - Le Cotet Blanc de Blancs, Champagne
Lemon oil, white flowers, mandarin and pear, along with warm bread and a racy acidity. A long, chalky finish.
100% Chardonnay, planted between 1964 and 1967 on the chalky hillside furthest to the east in the Montgueux vineyards. This wine has aged on the lees for 24 months in a combination of stainless steel tanks and used Burgundy barrels (4-20 years old). No new oak and no bâtonnage. Malolactic fermentation completes naturally. Disgorged after 3 to 5 years in bottle, this is a powerful Blanc de Blancs, that combines refreshing acidity and citrus notes with a distinctive yeasty character.
"The most elegant of all is Le Cotet, made with chardonnay harvested from a steep, chalky vineyard of the same name, Planted in 1964, it produces a racy, vivid wine, demonstrating the ripeness of Montuguex while feeling more restrained than the other wines of the villages." Peter Liem