Tasting notes: An intense nose of crisp green apple leads into a very ripe, rounded, apple and lemon-fruited palate, a reflection of the warmth of the 2015 vintage that this cuvée expresses. Lallier worried that the vintage would be too warm for great Champagne, but a drop in temperatures, plus a little rain, a couple of weeks before picking rescued the freshness and maintained this wine's vital acidity. A very approachable and seriously enjoyable vintage-character wine.
Food match: Roast belly pork for a decadent Sunday lunch.
Region: Champagne, France
Grapes: Pinot Noir 61%, Chardonnay 39%
Alcohol : 12,5%
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About Champagne Lallier :
"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."