J. Lassalle was established in 1942 and is currently run by three generations of women, Olga, her daughter Chantal and grand-daughter Angéline. J. Lassalle is comprised entirely of Premier Cru holdings located in Chigny-les-Roses. The wines undergo a long elevage and finish their malolactic fermentations. The average elevage of the non-vintage bottlings is 5 years. Encépagement is 60% Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay for the Préférence.
Forward, stylish nose of brazil nut, cracked wheat and jasmine. On the palate, fleshy and broad, developed citrus and slightly oiled orchard fruit: Bartlett pear, sauteed yellow peach, lemon oil. Nervy its not but there is a moreish substance here. A sanguine, affable wine and an immediate developer: this is one champagne that fits the non-vintage profile of immediate consumption following disgorgement. Drink soon.