Georges Laval "Cumières" Premier Cru Brut Nature NV

 Blend of 50% Chardonnay, 30 Pinot noir and 20% Meunier

Georges Laval is a tiny, artisan estate located in the 1er Cru village of Cumières, close to Ambonnay and Bouzy but with full southern exposure. Vincent Laval makes a miniscule amount of extremely terroir-driven wine. The estate has been organic since 1971. Fermentation takes place in barrel with indigenous yeasts; there is no fining, filtration or cold-stabilization, and minimal use of sulfur.

The golden-colored wine has aromas of delicate wildflower honey and fresh cut grass. It is  mineral-driven and resonant on the palate, and very chalky on the finish. 

One of our very favorite Champagnes for its balance, both rich and raw, elegant and vary handcrafted.