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Charles Lafitte Brut Prestige

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from France
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    Winemaker Notes

    Straw-yellow color, intense, bright and perfectly transparent, delicately tinted with a hint of bronze. Beautiful and nicely persistent bubbles. Fine, complex and delicate, the nose has generous aromas of fruits, especially the white peach, the quince and currants, also with a very fine nuance of white flowers.

    The start is full of delicacy and freshness with citrus fruits and pink grapefruit notes. The mouth has a delicious finale, long and peristent, with pastry aromas reminding of such specific taste as creme caramel.

    Critical Acclaim

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    They were two contemporaries obsessed with wine and winemaking excellence. We can be certain that Jean-Baptiste Lafitte and François André Goulet would have liked to have met. They are together today in spirit, proud to present the range of Charles Lafitte champagnes.

    Charles Lafitte champagne is made for all aesthetes and lovers of fine living and sophistication. It is lively, cheerful, and generous, leaving a fresh sensation on the palate. It is an invitation to pleasure and has logically become the champagne for celebration

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    Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, Champagne is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to be labeled ‘Champagne’ within the EU and many New World countries, a wine must originate in this northeastern region of France and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide. Well-drained limestone chalk soil defines much of the region, lending a mineral component to the wines. The climate here is marginal—ample acidity is a requirement for sparkling wine, so overripe grapes are to be avoided. Weather differences from year to year create significant variation between vintages, and in order to maintain a consistent house style, non-vintage cuvées are produced annually from a blend of several years.

    With nearly negligible exceptions, three varieties are permitted for use in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. These can be blended together or bottled varietally, depending on the final style of wine desired. Chardonnay, the only white variety, contributes freshness, delicacy, and elegance, as well as bright and lively acidity and notes of citrus, orchard fruit, and white flowers. Pinot Noir and its relative Pinot Meunier provide the backbone to many blends, adding structure, body, and supple red fruit flavors. Wines with a large proportion of Pinot Meunier will be ready to drink earlier, while Pinot Noir contributes to longevity. Whether it is white or rosé, most Champagne is made from a blend of red and white grapes—and uniquely, rosé is often produce by blending together red and white wine. A Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay will be labeled as ‘blanc de blancs,’ while one comprised of only red grapes are called ‘blanc de noirs.’

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