Ludes Chardonnay Premier Cru Brut Nature | Champagne by Arthur Lelièvre | fatcork
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Ludes Chardonnay Premier Cru Brut Nature

Arthur Lelièvre

$117

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Arthur Lelièvre Champagne’s inaugural year was a difficult one. In 2021, heavy rain and hail pelted the family estate, resulting in an 80 percent loss of its total grape yield. To circumvent this misfortune, for now, Arthur’s Ludes Chardonnay is a blend of chardonnay from all his plots. But in the future, the vigneron intends to craft it with fruit from only the Le Bélai plot. Plot-specific or not, production is limited to 697 bottles per year. 

SEE: Toasted hay, brilliant gold and fervent, precise bubbles

SMELL: Damp chalk, citrus, fresh baguette and apple blossom

TASTE: Zippy and mineral with notes of stone fruit, sourdough and white tea. Weight and building acidity in the mid-palate with a bright, long finish.

PAIR: Pop this bottle now as an aperitif, and serve it with a smorgasbord of charcuterie, cheese, roasted nuts and dips. Or hold onto it for a few years. The beautiful acidity in this cuvée will allow it to age with grace. 

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