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JM Labruyere Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut

Always a Good Deal, In Today's Market, a Great One - Last Chance Before Price Increase
May 22, 2022

 

Labruyere Champagne

 

Champagne prices are increasing due to reduced supply, increased demand, and general inflation in producers' costs. We had been able to offer major brands at $50 or less. As they arrive, they will be closer to $70 a bottle.

We have one last chance to get a small quantity of our best-selling Labruyere Prologue before its price goes up too.

 

Its Quality

It's a grand cru made from premium grapes grown on a single estate in Verzenay, one of the best grand cru villages in the Montagne de Reims. Three-quarters Pinot Noir gives it body and depth, a quarter chardonnay a toasty crispness. The grapes are so good that it can be bottled as Extra Brut with a minimal dosage, only 1.6 grams per liter 

Guide Hachette judges wines blind. They rated Labruyere's first release here better than they did Dom Perignon. "Judges appreciated its golden color, its effervescence, lively and creamy at the same time, and even more its entrancing nose; seductive, intense, vinous, and buttery with nuances of fruit confiture. Finally, its palate is dense and fleshy, expressing ripe and dried fruits, given length by a beautiful saline acidity. A superb champagne to accompany a meal.

The current release is based on the ripe and delicious 2015 vintage. The winery considers it to be their best yet.

         Proprietor Eduard Labruyere owns a highly regarded estate in Moulin-a-Vent, Pomerol's Ch. Rouget, and is the managing partner of Meursault's venerable Jacques Prieur estate. Hachette had named him its Winemaker of the Year in 2018 because of the outstanding quality of Champagne J-M Labruyere.

Nadine Gublin of Jacques Prieur makes the wine. Her technique is impeccable. Late-harvesting and limiting yields make for riper grapes to give the wine more richness and depth. Only the better-quality first-run juice is used. About five years on the lees, more than twice most major brands, add dimension. Its fine quality requires only a minimal addition of sugar. Extra Brut, it can better reveal both grape and vineyard.

A beautifully elegant label and unique bottle show the champagne's quality.

 

Its Price

We bring it in direct and can offer it at a price less than many of less distinguished quality. While the mass-market brands have raised their prices this year, we have been able to secure one last quantity before its price goes up.

 

Labruyere Brut Prologue Grand Cru Extra Brut

Regularly $55 per bottle

Special six-bottle case $269, ($44.83)

Sale price good while supply lasts

 

Arrives in about two weeks

 

Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com

 

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