From the oldest parcel of Pinot Meunier vines, this is always a wonderfully deep and vinous expression of Pinot Meunier, about as good as it gets….
“The 2018 Extra Brut les Vignes d’Autrefois is a selection of 100% Pinot Meunier sourced from vines planted between 1947 and 1964. Deeply pitched and vinous, the Autrefois fills out beautifully with a bit of time in the glass. The aromatics alone are thrilling, but all the elements are so well balanced. Old-vine Meunier planted on chalk yields a Champagne that deftly balances richness with vibrancy. The Autrefois nimbly captures the essence of the house style. It’s a gorgeous Champagne from Lahèrte. Dosage is 2-4 grams per liter. Disgorged November ’21.” 94 Galloni