Jean Laurent

Blanc de Blanc Champagne 1975


The 1975 vintage for Champagne was excellent, with a hot dry summer and later harvesting in October. Despite the delay, the resulting wines are balanced, elegant and sophisticated. This offering was bottled by Jean’s father with a different label and a slightly different dosage. It shows a pretty gold color, with dusty praline, yellow apple, and mineral flavors and aromas shaded with some very subtle butterscotch.

Jean Laurent

Jean Laurent's family has been growing wine in the village of Celles-sur-Ource for more than 1,000 years. The estate is situated in the Aube, an outlying Champagne district south of Marne that shares the same chalky soils as the heart of Champagne and Chablis. Jean farms a total of 39 acres, split between Pinot Noir (30 acres) and Chardonnay (9 acres), with no Pinot Meunier. Though the Aube is unquestionably Pinot Noir territory and his flagship wine is the Blanc de Noirs, Jean has enjoyed spectacular success with his Blanc de Blancs, and is planting/purchasing more Chardonnay vines to meet demand.

Jean makes Champagnes exclusively from his own vineyards, and is a prime example of how deeply traditional winemaking, estate-grown fruit, small-batch vinification, and a fanatical devotion to quality can result in distinctive Champagnes of individuality and character.


Champagne, France

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