Champagne Leclerc Briant Les Chèvres Pierreuses Cumières Brut 2010 wine review and food pairings
The Champagne Leclerc Briant Les Chèvres Pierreuses Cumières Brut 2010 is the best Champagne that you can buy for less than 100 euros. This is a bold statement, but we are not afraid of denial. This wine is a masterpiece, a true work of art born from a single parcel, a single vineyard, the Premier Cru of Cumières. The blend is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and a touch of 20% of Chardonnay, 9 months of barrel aging, 36 months sur lie and low dosage, very low, only 4 grams per liter.
The management of the winery is completely biodynamic and an attempt is made to interpret a territory by separating all the grapes of the various vineyards, intervening as little as possible in the cellar. Respect for the natural rhythms of wine and technique at the service of expressiveness.
But let’s dip our nose into the glass, why so much excitement?
Because it has a thousand faces, it is not limited to salt, lemon, custard and chalk, but it offers a thousand scents, spices, aromatic herbs, a wonderful titillating symphony is played lightly, always favoring a harmonious development. If there is a wine that has reached the fourth dimension, this is it.
Champagne Leclerc Briant Les Chèvres Pierreuses Cumières Brut 2010 bouquet
It opens with an incredible flurry of aromatic, fine aromas, delineated with painstaking precision: the flowers, verbena, citronella and then a thousand citrus fruits, chalk, mint, and then Pinot Noir comes with undergrowth, moss, strawberries. The yeasts add thickness, inlay an already remarkable structure, continue and expand the narrative on this mythical terroir. We remind you that we are in the Vallée de la Marne, Cumières. The variety is crazy, the tone always graceful, in perfect harmony.
What does Champagne Leclerc Briant Les Chèvres Pierreuses Cumières Brut 2010 taste like
In the mouth it is iridescent, it moves with momentum and volume, driven by waves of incessant, sharp, salty flavors. The freshness is still noticeable, but not at all aggressive, it moves sinuously, modulated by the work of the yeasts, but always straight and brash, the sugar is not perceived in the least. The suggestions are many, it continuously flickers and yet it is not difficult to read, indeed it is candid in its development where the pulp fills your mouth completely. The finish in long and recalls wild berries, vanilla, sugared almonds and hazelnuts. It is already balanced, despite its good acidity, it is starting to develop a decadent touch, tertiary, yet without oxidation and very fine. The structure is magnificent, ample, sumptuous, glorious. Stellar drinkability.
This is a lovely Champagne, a jewel for your cellar, brave and sunny, an ambitious wine that avoids stylizations and easy doses that smooth the edges to offer a well-defined vineyard split. A Champagne that dares and shows all its minerality, but which always remains free of any defects.
Champagne Leclerc Briant Les Chèvres Pierreuses Cumières Brut 2010 price
And here comes the beauty: you can find this beauty under 100 euros, an amazing price.