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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Brut Rosé 1er Cru
Approximately 70% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut Réserve “Cachet Or”
1er Cru
Approximately 1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut “Cuvée Préférence”
1er Cru
Approximately 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut “Cuvée Angéline”
1er Cru
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut Blanc de Blancs Millésimé
1er Cru
100% Chardonnay 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut “Spéciale Club Millésimé”
1er Cru
60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut 1er Cru Rosé
“Cuvée Spéciale”
37% Pinot Meunier, 37% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut Millésimé 1er Cru “Cuvée Spéciale”
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
Brut 1er Cru “Réminiscence”
40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay 50 years average Clay, Limestone 16 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes are crushed on a traditional, wooden press, parcel by parcel
• The must rests for 12-24 hours to allow the juice to settle
• The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 8-10 days
• Wines go through malolactic fermentation to soften their acidity
• The blend of grapes changes every year for every wine, with consideration given to the conditions presented by the vintage, the terroir, and the house style
• Secondary fermentation takes place in bottle for 6-8 weeks
• Bottles are riddled in pupîtres and are adjusted a quarter turn at a time for 6 weeks
• Rosé is made in the traditional style, oeil de perdrix (eye of the partridge), a very pale, delicate style found among the most elegant of Champagnes
• “Préférence” is aged for one year longer than the “Cachet Or” before release
• Disgorgement dates are engraved on each bottle

Brut Réserve “Cachet Or” 1er Cru:
• Aged 36 months on the lees before disgorgement
• Current disgorgement: June 2017
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2014
• Dosage: 9g/liter

Brut “Cuvée Préférence” 1er Cru:
• Aged 48 months on the lees before disgorgement
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2009 and 2010
• Aged for a minimum of 4 months after blending in enamel lined tanks before bottling
• Dosage: 8g/liter

Brut Rosé 1er Cru:
• Aged minimum 42 months on the lees before disgorgement
• Completes malolactic fermentation
• Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and all but 6% of Pinot Noir is direct press
• Current disgorgement: June 2017
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2013 and 2014
• Dosage: 9g/liter

Brut “Cuvée Angéline” 1er Cru:
• Aged minimum 7 years on the lees before disgorgement
• Maximum production is 6,000 bottles per vintage
• Only made in great years
• Current vintage is 2009
• Current disgorgement: October 2016
• Dosage: 8g/liter

Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru:
• Aged minimum 9 years on the lees before disgorgement
• Only made in great years
• Current vintages are 2007 and 2008
• Current disgorgement: October 2017 for 2007, August 2017 for 2008
• Dosage: 8g/liter

Brut “Special Club” 1er Cru:
• Aged 10-11 years on the lees before disgorgement
• Only made in great years
• Current vintages are 2007 and 2008
• Current disgorgement: January 2017 and December 2017
• Dosage: 7-8g/liter

Brut 1er Cru Rosé Cuvée Spéciale:
• Aged minimum 6 years on the lees before disgorgement
• Current bottling is primarily based on 2006 vintage
• Base wine at least 5 years old
• Made exclusively for the American market
• Current disgorgement: September 2013
• Dosage: 8g/liter

Brut Millésimé 1er Cru “Cuvée Spéciale”:
• Aged minimum 7 years on the lees before disgorgement
• Made exclusively for the American market
• Current vintage is 2005
• Current disgorgement: September 2013
• Dosage: 8g/liter

Brut 1er Cru “Réminiscence”:
• Aged 24 years on the lees before disgorgement
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 1994 and 1995
• Dosage: 9g/liter

General Information

Country
France
Region
Champagne
Appellation(s)
Champagne
Producer
Chantal Decelle-Lassalle and Angéline Templier
Founded
1942
Annual Production
12,500 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.champagne-jlassalle.com
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