2017 Violaine

2017 Violaine

Benoit Lahaye
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Type: Champagne

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Vintage: 2017

50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from vines planted in 1989 and 1990 – 50% from “Les Argentières” (Tauxières) and 50% from “les Monts des Tours" (Bouzy), both in Bouzy with dry brown chalky soils. Vinification is in used barrels using indigenous yeasts, afterward one or two lees stirrings and with complete malolactic fermentation. There is no racking or filtration during the elevage, and no dosage or sulfur at any part of its production. Only 1,800 bottles produced, bottled with zero dosage.

"Lahaye's outstanding Violaine is equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made without the addition of sulfur, and it's a subtle, energetic wine, with a vivid purity fo flavour." Peter Liem, Champagne, 2017.
"The wine is luscious and alluring with bright energetic fruit showing depth and purity of flavor. Its soil notes are as equally intense as its fruit presence. Both persist with multi-dimensional fragrance and length. This outstanding wine unfolds in the glass, revealing new facets as it evolves." Peter Liem, ChampagneGuide.net