Leclerc Briant Le Clos des 3 Clochers 1st Cru Millésime Brut Zero Bio 2014

A kaleidoscope of deep yellow and green with brilliant flashes of paler green plus a vibrant stream of tiny bubbles forming a delicate ring of mousse. All the signs of a fresh and versatile wine this Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs.
The first impression on the nose is of flint, star anise and breadcrumbs with hints of lemon and fresh hazelnuts. During that the wine breathes we discover notes of licorice peach and grapefruit with lemon zest, cashew nuts, blackcurrant buds and the scent of acacia and roses.

On the palate there is an immediate sense of smoothness and freshness with a soft, creamy effervescence, followed by a round fruitiness supported by a tight acidity of lemon peel. The midpalate is round with a clay and flinty minerality, some fruitiness and body, some bitterness and aromas of humus and flint. Overall, a wine of great richness that extends to a long, spicy and downright finish.
  • About the Winery

    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.

    Leclerc Briant is now mentioned in the same breath as top houses like Krug and Roederer. They specialize in the production of single vineyard Champagnes, always with vintage.

    • Druif

      100 % Chardonnay

    • Jaartal

      2014

    • Herkomst

      Epernay, Champagne, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      oesters, sushi en sashimi maar ook bij zalm, kreeft en rund- en kalsvlees

    • Smaakprofiel

      Soepel, fris en zacht romig, rond, fruitig en lichte vatrijping

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      12 % - 0.75 cl