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Le Clos Lanson
A PRECIOUS WINE.
Located in the heart of Reims and facing the Cathedral, the Clos Lanson is the secret garden of the Maison.
This historic one-hectare plot only produces a very limited number of bottles each year.
The very chalky soil and the microclimate enjoyed by the Clos allow it to develop complex notes.
Its rarity and exceptional aromas make it a precious wine.
—Located in the heart of Reims, le Clos Lanson is the only hectare of vineyard to remain within the historical walls of the city. Hidden behind high walls, this single vineyard of chardonnay dating back to the 18th century offers a breathtaking view of the Cathedral. Located just above the House cellars, le Clos Lanson is farmed like a true garden both because of its unique location and the special care it receives on a daily basis. In addition this single vineyard benefits from a very pure, chalky soil and an exceptionalmicroclimate which is favorable for the development of the vine. Each year only a very limited number of vintage bottles are produced.
—In spring 2009, the heavy downpours and gusts of wind left the vineyard little respite. Flowering was more or less spread out over early June, with a few cool nights. Fruit setting developed well, promising an excellent harvest. The grapes reached maturity during a spell of perfect summer weather, which the Champagne region has not enjoyed since the summer of 2003.The weather was hot, dry and extremely sunny for veraison in the last two weeks of August.Thanks to a rainy period at the beginning of September, the grapes were able to fatten before harvest.The prompt return of hot weather in early September meant that the grapes reached maturity under perfect conditions, right up to the harvest on 9 September, carried out by the women and men of the House. Clos Lanson 2009 is a combination of the minerality, freshness and very delicate woody note of this cuvée, with the unique generosity of the 2009 vintage.
BLEND CHARDONNAY: 100%
PLOT: Clos Lanson in Reims
VINIFICATION: Oak barrels, 100% NML
BOTTLES DRAWN: 7 545 bottles / 247 magnums
AGEING: 12 years on its lees and 6 months minimum post disgorgement
DOSAGE: 3g/L Extra Brut