Champagne Gounel Lassalle, Champagne Brut Nature 1er Cru ‘Terre d’Ancetres’ NV

£50.50 (75cl)

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Attached to our land, to our values, to our family heritage, I have chosen an ancestral method, the vinification in barrels, to respect our Premier Cru land. We blend the 3 grape varieties representative of our vineyard; to always better «transcend my roots>> -------- Arnaud Gounel, Wine-rider

Tasting note

Under the influence of Chardonnay, the color is pale yellow with pale yellow-green reflections. The first nose is subtle (toasted bread, fresh citrus notes, lemon). We salivate in advance! There are notes of flowers (peony, buttercup) and a very fresh sensation, like the scent of the first drops of rain when we are in the vineyard. With a lemony frame, the buttery side arrives: a fresh meringue! The attack has light oak influence; it skates more than it's woody (desired by Arnaud). It is an invitation to the sun: the exotic fruits (passion fruit, pineapple, mango, peach, apricot) are subtle. Without any sensation of sugar, this is a pure and clean wine. Made from the high quality of the soil layers beneath the surface (well-integrated and blended). The creamy finish fills us with elegance and delicacy in an exotic tone. Delicious!

Food pairing

Fine de claire oysters; Sushi and chirashi with exotic juice; Sea Bream Ceviche with Matcha tea; Cod, seaweed gnocchi, spinach, lemon verbena sauce; Goat's milk mousse, fleur de sel, sliced macadamia nuts; Fresh, warm, petite round of goat cheese.

About the producer

The history of the Gounel-Lassalle family began at the end of the 19th century in Chigny les Roses, a village in the heart of the mountains of Reims, classified as Premier Cru. Gabriel and Alfred Lassalle bought the first vines to cultivate them. Two generations follow one another. Hélène born Lassalle married Gounel and Pierre Gounel is their grandson. Today Arnaud, a passionate winegrower, in love with his vines and his wines, perpetuates this tradition passed on for 4 generations. A passionate winegrower, Arnaud Gounel transcends his roots with Sophie, his spark. He continues on his path, elaborating his wines with passion in order to one day pass on his terroir and his family know-how to his two sons Leonard and Marius, who will continue to write the history of Champagne Gounel Lassalle. The vineyard, labelled as High Environmental Value (HVE) level 3A, sustainable viticulture in Champagne (VDC) extends over 5 hectares, spread over 29 plots located in the villages of Chigny les roses, Ludes and Rilly la montagne, classified as Premier Cru.

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