J. Lassalle - Champagne Preference

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VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes are crushed on a traditional, wooden press, parcel by parcel
• The must rests for 12-24 hours to allow the juice to settle
• The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 8-10 days
• Wines go through malolactic fermentation to soften their acidity 
• The blend of grapes changes every year for every wine, with consideration given to the conditions presented by the vintage, the terroir, and the house style
• Secondary fermentation takes place in bottle for 6-8 weeks
• Bottles are riddled in pupîtres and are adjusted a quarter turn at a time for 6 weeks
• Rosé is made in the traditional style, oeil de perdrix (eye of the partridge), a very pale, delicate style found among the most elegant of Champagnes
• “Préférence” is aged for one year longer than the “Cachet Or” before release

• Disgorgement dates are engraved on each bottle 

 

Brut “Cuvée Préférence” 1er Cru:
• Aged 48 months on the lees before disgorgement
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2009 and 2010
• Aged for a minimum of 4 months after blending in enamel lined tanks before bottling
• Dosage: 8g/liter