Grape(s): 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay & 10% Pinot Noir. 40% reserve wine
Localization: Champagne, France
Tasting Notes: Based on the 2016 vintage—complemented by reserve wines from 2015 and 2014—and disgorged in April 2019 with five grams per liter, the NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Ultradition unwinds in the glass with notes of warm bread, green apple, citrus oil, and peach. Medium to full-bodied, bright and incisive, with a fleshy core of lively fruit, a pinpoint mousse, and racy spine of acidity, it's already drinking well.
The Domain: The Laherte estate was founded in 1889 by Jean-Baptiste Laherte. At this time, most of the vines were situated in a village known as Chavost.
The fifth generation, Michel Laherte, expanded the family estate which then covered about 5 hectares. He married Cécile Tissier, who was born into an 8-child-family. She quickly got used to working in the vineyard and combined her work as a dynamic vinegrower with the education of her two children, Christian and Thierry.
Today, the 11-hectare-vineyard is run by the two Laherte brothers and Thierry’s son, Aurélien. Since 2004, the seventh generation has given the estate a new dimension. Indeed, following in his father’s footsteps, Aurélien understood that the estate’s true philosophy lies in taking time to do things well and being satisfied with naturally ripe and healthy grapes.
Today, all the family members are working hand in hand to preserve this precious Terroir passed on by their forefathers and to try and create wines that are just like them - pure, sincere and authentic.