12.5% | FRANCE

A wine that represents the heart of the Lallier style: Freshness, Purity, Depth and Intensity. R.018 represents Récolte or Harvest 2018, with 70% of the wine selected from the 2018...
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A wine that represents the heart of the Lallier style: Freshness, Purity, Depth and Intensity.

R.018 represents Récolte or Harvest 2018, with 70% of the wine selected from the 2018 and 30% made from reserve wines. 2017 for intensity, 2016 for freshness and 2014 for fruitiness. Only 80% of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation to accentuate the sensation of freshness.

The R.018 is fresh and intensely citrus on the nose. This is followed by generous, ample and intense fleshy white fruits on the palate. The finish is long and clean with a slightly, creamy texture.

The first bottles to bear the Lallier name appeared in 1906, when the Champagne house was founded by René Lallier who had married into a prestigious Champenois family. Lallier has been firmly rooted in the village of Aÿ ever since. In 1936, Aÿ was one of the seventeen villages to be classified as ‘‘Grand Cru” in Champagne, a clear indication of the quality of the grapes that grow on its famous hillsides and the remarkable wines they produce.

In 1996, René-James Lallier, the founder’s grandson, carried out major modernisation work on the winery and refurbished the cellars in which Lallier’s Champagnes are aged. He enlisted the help of Francis Tribaut who, at the time, worked as a consultant to some of the most prestigious Champagne houses, as well as managing his family’s domaine in Romery.

Having worked so closely together, when René-James Lallier decided to sell his business he naturally asked Francis Tribault if he was interested in buying it. Francis took up the challenge, convinced of the potential of Lallier brand.

Free to craft wine in the spirit of an artisan domaine, Francis vinifies each parcel of grapes separately using a Lallier’s own ‘house’ yeast, and he keeps the dosage low to create Champagnes with real character and finesse.

Perfect match for roast belly pork for a decadent Sunday lunch.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Vintage
NV (But made with mainly 2018 vintage)
ABV %
12.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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