Offered MAY 30th, 2018
L’Amateur is blended from five different parcels in Trepail and vinified entirely in enameled steel tanks.
2014: $65 per bottle
L’Artiste is generally made from chardonnay vines between 30 and 50 years old, but the particular parcels vary from year to year. Half of the wine for L’Artiste is vinified in old barriques, while the other half is made in enameled steel.
2009: $110 per bottle, 93 points Vinous
2010: $110 per bottle, 93 points View From the Cellar
2011: $110 per bottle
“Leclapart’s wines are of extremely high quality, but they are also uncompromisingly individual. They are wines that I would serve to people who are not only already connoisseurs of champagne, but who also have an understanding of natural wines from other regions. At their best, they have a striking purity and finesse, and they express very clearly the character of Trepail.” – Peter Liem, Champagne Guide
L’Astre combines his two old-vine parcels of pinot noir with two parcels of younger vines, planted in 1997 and 2001, and the wine was vinified entirely in secondhand barriques.
2011: $125 per bottle, 92 points View From the Cellar
2013: $130 per bottle
2014: $135 per bottle
L’Apotre is a single-vineyard champagne from the lieu-dit of La Pierre St-Martin. The vines were planted by Leclapart’s grandfather in 1946, and the wine is vinified entirely in barrel—this barrel fermentation is well-suited to the wine’s old-vine concentration and intensity, and this is always the most complex and expressive of Leclapart’s cuvees.
2009: $135 per bottle, 94+ points View From the Cellar
2010: $145 per bottle
2011: $145 per bottle
L’Alchimiste comes from pinot noir vines in the parcels of Le Champ Janvrai, planted in 1957, and in La Fleuranne, planted in 1968, on the southern side of the Trepail vineyard area. He says that it’s neither a saignee nor a rose d’assemblage: rather, it’s made by macerating the destemmed pinot noir grapes for 24 to 72 hours in large wooden casks, and treading the grapes by foot three to four times per day. It has been replaced by l’Astre, a blanc de noirs, as Leclaoart’s chosen expression for his Pinot Noir.
2009: $125 per bottle, 92+ points View From the Cellar
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