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Clos Lanson 2006 Champagne

Lanson, established in 1760 has been creating Champagne using the traditional wine-making method without malolactic fermentation with the majority of the grapes in their blends from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards. Hervé Dantan, Winemaker at Lanson since 2013, learnt all Lanson's production secrets and philosophy of the house from Jean-Paul Gandon, his predecessor at the helm for 30 years previously. Dantan is now in full control on the Clos Lanson production and comments "You get very special Chardonnay from Clos Lanson - it's very generous in character but never forgets to be elegant. It's never rich, and has a mineral core."

The Clos is situated in the heart of the city of Reims, overlooked by the magnificent Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral and this 1-hectare plot is surrounded by walls. A Chardonnay plot that, in previous years, has ended up in the assemblage of other vintages. In 2006, the company was sold and when the new owners came across this unique and extraordinary plot it was inevitable that the plot should be used to create its own single vineyard Champagne. Facing temperatures of 2 degrees higher than in the usual vineyards in Reims, this walled plot has a much riper yield. Lanson is one of the first producers to harvest, due to this plot's micro-climate. It contains very chalky soil and this creates the ideal growing for the vines and grapes.

Due to the size of the plot, production is limited. Each of the 7,780 bottles created are Individually numbered and prior to bottling the wines are vinified in wood for 6-8 months. Dantan suggests that the dosage is low at 2/3 g/L as the "wine is very expressive and generous."

Clos Lanson 2006 is a pale golden colour with a stream of fine bubbles, initially on the nose are hints of lemon and roasted apples. On the palate, it is very delicate, lemon and ripe fruits are abundant, leading to a mid palate of toasted biscuits and vanilla. The length of flavour is long at the finish and there is so much fruit in this Champagne you just can't believe it has so little dosage.

Grape Varietes: 100% Chardonnay
Disgorged: December 2014
Dosage: 3 g/L

The Clos Lanson 2006 is currently on its way to our bond and will be available for delivery after 1st July 2016

You can read more about this brand new champagne in our blog article here.

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Aug 2016
“Generous fruit from the weathered chalk site is enhanced by a bright acidity, triggering mineral complexities. So delicious, tout en plaisir. The mineral imprint makes it a great match for ocean fish, especially turbot. A lovely surprise from the warm walled clos.,
Aug 2016
“The 2006 Clos Lanson is bright, focused and exceptionally pure. Veins of underlying acidity and chalkiness give the 2006 its super-distinctive, saline-driven personality. Lemon peel, white flowers, chalk and white pepper develop in the glass, adding further dimensions of nuance. With time in the glass, the 2006 acquires lovely textural brilliance, but it remains tense, crystalline and absolutely impeccable in its purity. The aromatics could use a bit more finesse and freshness, but otherwise this is a solid debut. Clos Lanson is fermented entirely in barrel, but the oak is very nicely integrated. Disgorged December, 2014.”,
Jul 2016
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“A new bottling on me in a broad, straight-sided flask from a single plot in Reims next to the cellars. 100% Chardonnay. Disgorged December 2014.
Pale golden straw. Impressive aromatic completeness and integration on the nose – although one is hit by Lanson’s trademark high acidity on the palate. Very firm and still quite chewy. Tastes pretty youthful and aggressively frothy. I’d hold on to this for quite a while. Embryonic. 12%”,
May 2016
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“Rich golden colour. Highly expressive nose with tropical fruit, smoky layers sweet brioche and spicy vanilla aromas and finely integrated note of high-quality oak. Voluptuous, round, fleshy palate that is mouth-filling at first until the fine, zesty acidity kicks in and lifts the palate. The finish is minerality driven, fresh and succulent, emphasizing fruit purity. Great intensity and length.”
Bought directly from Lanson UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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