Located in the heart of Aÿ, one of the 17 Champagne villages to be classified as a Grand Cru, the Lallier Champagne House has been writing its history since its foundation by René Lallier in 1906. In his constant quest for excellence, Réné-James Lallier, the founder's grandson, started a new page in the history of the house by carrying out major modernisation work on the wine-making facilities in 1996. In 2004, Francis Tribaut, a passionate Champagne producer who advises other great names in Champagne, acquired the Lallier House.
Lallier wines are renowned for their finesse and their authentic expression of the richness of the most beautiful terroirs of Champagne.
This Lallier 2010 Vintage Grand Cru Champagne comprises a blend of the finest terroirs of the Côte des Blancs, Aÿ and Verzenay.
The cold winter and dry spring conditions resulted in significant water stress. Flowering took place in mid-June. Although July started under summery conditions, a rare rainfall disturbed the beginning of the veraison period in mid-August, while ensuring the necessary water reserves. The development of the vegetative cycle remained satisfactory. The Pinot Noir grapes were affected by botrytis, leading to a rigorous sorting during the harvest. The 2010 vintage exhibits a very high quality.
Vinification and ageing
Made from 100% 2010 wine, this Lallier Grand Cru 2010 is vinified with the house's own yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for a minimum of 5 years in the cellars. Disgorgement is carried out approximately 5 months before release. The dosage of this Brut champagne is 7 g/litre.
This Lallier Grand Cru 2010 vintage champagne comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (55%) and Chardonnay (45%).
The colour is a beautiful gold, with bright amber highlights.
The nose is very elegant, combining refreshing citrus and pear aromas with honeyed, roasted and mocha notes, reflecting the maturity of this wine.
The palate seduces with its subtle balance between sweetness and acidity, its characteristic freshness of Chardonnay and the amplitude and structure of Pinot Noir.