2015 Champagne Hure Freres Blanc De Blanc Inattendue Brut Ludes
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Cuvée Blancs de Blanc
Comprised entirely of Chardonnay grapes which come from Ludes and Rilly La Montagne.
The name is deprived from the surprising ageing potential and robust aromas that the grapes from this area offer.
This Cuvee has matured for 4-5 years in our cellar.
Blend : 100% Chardonnay
Aging : 4 to 5 years on lees
Liquor d’expedition : 2 to 5g (of sugar)
Tasting Note : On the nose, you experience a lovely, fresh aroma of Hawthorn lemon
notes. The mouth is creamy, full-body, giving it a balanced finish, ending on a fresh note.
Characteristically charming and delicate, this Champagne can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a fish dish.
Francois gained valuable experience at the Hospices de Beaune, Domaine de Montille, M Chapoutier and in the Antipodes. It was wine writer James Halliday at Coldstream Hills who introduced François to New Zealand wines, which led to his crossing the Tasman and working at both Pegasus Bay in Canterbury and Gypsy Dancer in Central Otago, whose winemaker he married and has brought back to the family base in the village of Ludes on the Montagne de Reims.
This prolonged exposure to the unpolluted air of the Land of the Long White Cloud presumably served only to strengthen the Huré determination to clean up their act in the vineyard (Champagne’s vineyards are notorious). They claim to have been fully sustainable since 2000 but three years ago stopped using herbicides and started to cultivate their soil and have so far converted 60% of their vineyards thus. They have also been experimenting with biodynamic viticulture and report that the soil does now seem to have more oxygen and life in it