Jacques Lassaigne N.V. Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs "La Colline Inspirie", Montgueux, Aube
We don’t always get offered this stunningly beautiful and rare Blanc de Blancs so when we are offered I grab it. Made from 45 year old Chardonnay vines planted on the “Inspired Hill” located in Montgueux, all of which are farmed organically and biodynamically. Aged in some oak and hand disgorged. This is a truly haunting bottle of complex grower Champagne. The aromatics are deep, roasted, lemon cream, coffee and toasted bread. Powerful and with a thick, muscular body but in a way that makes you feel like those muscles are wrapped in the finest silk. Just heart-pounding and I still cannot stop thinking about it.