Leclerc Briant Millésime Extra Brut Bio 2015 - Magnum 1.5L

This brilliant and intense pale yellow color makes the wine sparkle in the glass from straw yellow to silver. The vibrant stream of tiny bubbles form a delicate ring of mousse at the top of the glass. Both portend a deliciously fresh and rich wine.
The nose opens with notes of patisserie, brioche, butter, toasted hazelnuts and honey with the intoxicating scent of honeysuckle, rose, lime and hawthorn. After airing the wine reveals notes of umami and a more fruity character: warm apples, fresh blackcurrants, cherry, pomegranate, forest strawberries, pomelo and hints of licorice, green tea and peppermint.

On the palate, the first impression is clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. The wine soon develops a full, crisp fruitiness, supported by the acidity of lemons and pomelo. The mid palate is full around a minerality of clay and chalk soil that gives width, structure and a distinct touch of salt, preceding the finish. This palpable balance is mixed with an overall impression of freshness and aromatic precision that enhances the rich, accessible pleasure and underscores the soft, flavorful character of the finish.

  • About Leclerc Briant

    The house of Leclerc Briant is one of the pioneers of biodynamics in Champagne. Back in the late 1950s, Bertrand Leclerc spread the word about it within his family and put it into practice in his vineyards. It was his son Pascal, Leclerc's fifth generation, who set to work obtaining the first full certifications. A deep respect for nature and terroirs has always been paramount at Leclerc Briant. Now all vineyard plots are certified organic and biodynamic.

    Founded in 1872 by Lucien Leclerc in the village of Cumières, the company moved to its current premises on the Chemin de la Chaude Ruelle in Epernay in 1955. Thanks to the dynamism of Bertrand Leclerc, the great-grandson of the founder and of his wife Jacqueline Briant, the company changed at that time to the status of "Maison de Négoce" (or trading house). This allowed them to process fruit from vineyards not owned by them.

    In 2012, following the death of Pascal Leclerc, the house Leclerc Briant was saved from oblivion when it was acquired by Mark Nunelly and Denise Dupré. This American couple loves the French "art de vivre. The couple instantly fell in love with Leclerc Briant's non-conformist character. They are joined by Frédéric Zeimett, born in Champagne, who has since steered the house to the highest standards. Previously, Frédéric gained experience at Moët & Chandon and was introduced to biodynamics at Michel Chapoutier in the Rhone.

    New Leclerc Briant owner Denise Dupré immediately took a bold approach by purchasing 14 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards. All are certified organic and cultivated biodynamically. The annual production of this small house is around 130,000 bottles. All Champagnes also have the vegan seal of approval.