Aurélien describes this one as his best expression of pure Pinot Noir, from sandy, fine silty topsoil 80cm deep on top of seriously limestone rich subsoil. This gives it at once a sense of finesse and suavity with a linear even rising calcaire finish. This is sourced from a relative some 30km away in the Montagne de Reims sector, and is long barrel aged some 18 months. This is once again plain gorgeous in its raspberry/little red fruited aromas and flavor, that is then driven by an intensely limestone mineral core in tonic, mouthwatering fashion. This is classy as heck…..again, a little * awarded here.
“The 2015 Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Longues Voyes 1er Cru is powerful, rich and resonant, with tons of Pinot Noir character that comes to life with time in the glass. This is an especially bright, focused expression of Pinot, with a bevy of floral and mineral notes that lend tremendous vibrancy. The 2015 spent 18 months in barrel (long for Champagne) was bottled with 4 grams of dosage. It is yet another incredibly distinctive wine in this stellar range from Laherte. Dosage: 4 gr/L. Disgorged: February, 2019.”94 Antonio Galloni