Launois Père et Fils, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru ‘Cuvée Quartz’ Le-Mesnil-Sur-Oger Non Vintage

Launois Quartz NV

Launois Quartz NV #1

100% Chardonnay from the single vineyard ‘Les Chétillons’ in Mesnil.   Base 2008 vintage with 10% reserve wines.  Raised in iron vats.  Aged three+ years on the lees.  Unknown dosage and disgorgement.   Four atmospheres (59psi) of pressure rather than the normal six (88psi).

A couple ticks lighter in pitch than the Réserve.  At once implicit and explicit: orange-blossom, newtown pippin and kaffir lime, tangerine-zest.   Not the puffery of the Réserve but just as mouth-filling.   More specificity, articulate chalk and steel, finishing logical and mineralic.  Readable yet correct Chétillons.  For drinking soon; I believe Launois NVs are exactly as they are intended, to be consumed upon release.

Launois Quartz NV #2

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