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Review 2008 Jean Laurent La Griffe de L'ource Blanc de Noir 750ml

2008 Jean Laurent La Griffe de L'ource Blanc de Noir 750ml

($90.00 Incl. tax)
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Sparkling - Champagne - Blanc de Noir, 100% Pinot Noir
About the Wine

 Jean Laurent is the third-generation owner at the estate, but his family has been growing wine in the tiny village of Celles-sur-Ource for centuries. With a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture and an almost fanatical devotion to quality, Champagne Jean Laurent has emerged as on of the top grower-producers in the Code des Bar.
   The house style at Champagne Laurent is characterized by single-varietal bottlings, and stainless steel vinification and elevage (un-oaked) with full malolactic conversion. Aged 30 months in tank prior to bottling and spending 8 years on the lees sur latte and 2 years on the lees sur point prior to release. Bottle aging takes place on cork which gives the wine a little extra polish. 

  Wine Spectator has awarded Laurent with 93-points - Sparkling ripe and juicy, swathing the palate in a plush texture and offering a rich range of steeped cherry, whole-grain toast, spiced orange peel and golden raisin flavors that echo on the soft and creamy finish.