Champagne Laherte

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Origins

“Generation after generation, we have been driven by the quest for the perfect alchemy.

This is an endless quest, but it also provides a better understanding of our land, our wines, ourselves.”

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Jean-Baptiste Laherte set up the family estate in 1889, planting most of the vines in the village of Chavost, which was to become Chavot.

The estate gradually grew over generations, and covers today over 11 hectares through the Champagne region. The sixth and seventh generations are now working together to create wines that are just like them - pure, sincere and authentic. They share their experience and combine their efforts to make the most of this beautiful heritage.

Since 2005, Aurélien Laherte - the seventh generation - has been giving a new dimension to the estate, while following in the footsteps of his father Thierry and his uncle Christian, the Laherte brothers. Passionately, they promote the family’s values and continue to bring the best out of the terroir.

Aurelien Laherte
the team during harvest.
tasting, blend and creation.
80 years old foudre.
the barrels are waiting for the juices.
ripe chardonnay.
magic moment : the flowering.
the vine is a liana.
Les Clos.

Our Philosophy

Our daily work is based on a wine-growing philosophy marked by traditions and a deep respect for our living heritage and for our land and what it offers us.

We have therefore decided to give priority to natural and dynamic work methods.

Throughout the year, we are fully dedicated to our vines and follow carefully their development. We are constantly on the watch to better appreciate their natural beauty, by observing, feeling, tasting, listening, touching.

Wine is mainly about sensitivity, about feelings.

We have created a range of authentic, pure and unique Champagne wines – authentic like our land, pure like our terroir and unique like our work. At Laherte Frères, the expression “terroir wine” takes on full significance.

Today, 80% of the estate’s wines are fermented and matured in wooden receptacles (we own about 350 oak barrels, as well as 6 casks and 1 truncated-cone tank). This enables us to preserve and highlight the features of each locality and to let grow our wines, coming from 75 plots.

We think that the best way to make the most of our terroir is to reveal its intimate personality through our wines. Massal selection, plot by plot vinification, immediate and delicate pressing, and minimal dosage are key elements of our wine-growing strategy.

Because we are passionate about what we do, we follow a largely hands-off approach to allow the terroir to display its whole character. From the deep roots of the land to the cellar, we are continually striving to highlight the true nature of our vines. This conscious and sensitive approach, that has always been close to our hearts, shapes each and every Laherte Frères cuvée.

the sweetness of spring.
the power of summer.
the magic of automn.
the rigor of winter.
Arbanne.
Chardonnay.
Fromenteau.
Petit Meslier.
Pinot Blanc.
Meunier.
Pinot Noir.

cuvées Ultradition essentials

The Ultradition essentials reflect the know-how of the Laherte Frères estate – genuine Champagne wines that go straight to the point and are the result of a continuous search for an optimal and consistent quality.

Ultradition Brut

Blend

60 % Meunier
30 % Chardonnay
10 % Pinot Noir
(40 % of reserve wine)

Terroir

Vallée de la Marne and Coteaux Sud d’Epernay

Dosage

6 to 8 g/l

Well-balanced & delicate.

An exceptional mixture of delicacy and complexity that highlights our multiple terroirs and grape varieties.

Ultradition Brut Rosé

Blend

100 % Meunier
bien mûr (50 % of reserve wine)

Terroir

Vallée de la Marne.
Chavot.
dominant of clay soils.

Dosage

6 to 8 g/l

Elegant & seductive.

A blend rosé coming from our old Pinot Meunier vines.

Ultradition Brut Blanc de Blancs

Blend

100 % Chardonnay
(dont 50 % of reserve
wine)

Terroir

Chavot and Epernay.
soft clay
and chalk.

Dosage

5 g/l

Mineral & gentle.

A classic celebrating Champagne’s famous white grape variety.

cuvées Special & Original

These so-called “author wines” are bold, with a strong personality.

They are lightly dosed and combine aromatic complexity and elegant minerality – this is a way for us to reveal some of our sensitivity and spirit.

Extra Brut Ultradition

Blend

60 % Meunier
30 % Chardonnay
10 % Pinot Noir
(40 % of reserve wine)

Terroir

Vallée de la Marne and Coteaux Sud d’Epernay.

Dosage

4,5 g/l

Mineral & crunchy.

A subtle and lightly dosed blend of Champagne’s three grape varieties – a return to basics.

Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

Blend

100 % Chardonnay
(dont 50 % of reserve wine)

Terroir

Chavot and Epernay.
soft clay and chalk.

Dosage

Non dosé

Pure & light.

The purest expression of the Chardonnay grapes coming from the Coteaux Sud d’Epernay and one of our most emblematic cuvées.

Rosé de Meunier Extra‑Brut

Blend

100 % Meunier
(50 % of reserve wine)

Terroir

Vallée de la Marne.
Chavot.
Dominant of clay soils.

Dosage

2,5 g/l

Surprising & refreshing.

A rosé with a strong identity which brings the best out of our old Pinot Meunier vines, while offering density and deepness.

Empreintes Extra‑Brut

Blend

50 % Chardonnay muscaté

50 % Pinot Noir

duality of Terroir

Chavot.
Dualité de Terroir :
Chardonnay on chalk with fine clay and
Pinot Noir on rich soils
with silex and limestone.

Dosage

3 g/l

Elegant & powerful.

This wine highlights Chavot’s terroir and brings the best out of each particular harvest.

cuvées Terroir Fundamentals

Our single vineyard cuvées and assemblage cuvées have something in common: they let the terroir express its full nature through the wine.

This is a meaningful approach for us as we sincerely believe in our wine-growing philosophy, based on the land of our ancestors.

Les Beaudiers Rosé de Saignée Meunier

Blend

100 % Meunier

Terroir

Chavot.
silty-clay soil
with silex
and limetsone.

Dosage

0,5 to 5 g/l

Complex & structured.

This terroir wine highlights the Pinot Meunier’s complexity and nuances.

Les Longues Voyes Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru

Blend

100 % Pinot Noir

Terroir

silty, sandy
and clay soil.
Limestone after 80 cm.

Dosage

4 g/l

Intense & straight.

Pure Pinot Noir, full of finesse.

Les 7 Solera

Blend

10% Pinot Gris
18% Chardonnay
18% Meunier
15% Petit Meslier
8% Arbanne
14% Pinot Noir
17% Pinot Blanc

Terroir

Chavot.
Cœur de Terroir.
Fine clay
and chalk.

Dosage

0 to 4 g/l

Singular & unique.

A tribute to yesterday’s wines with a blending of the three main Champagne’s grape varieties and four old grape varieties, using solera ageing.

Les Vignes d'Autrefois Vieilles Vignes de Meunier

Blend

100 % Meunier

Terroir

Chavot and Mancy.
silty and clay soils.
Chalk after 30 cm.

Dosage

2 to 4 g/l

Surprising & delicate.

A great Champagne wine, a tribute to our ancestors and a celebration of Pinot Meunier.

It all begins with the terroirs

Champagne’s soil is made up of a variety of micro-terroirs, with a chalky and limestone mother rock in the most interesting areas, which is essential to bring finesse to a great wine.

Carte des terroirs

We are managing over 11 hectares spread over the Champagne region in three distinct areas: Coteaux Sud d’Epernay, Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne.

Since 2011, we have also been buying the equivalent of 4 hectares of grapes to winegrowers who share our philosophy. Those grapes come from the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs areas. We try to preserve the singular nature of this terroir variety, which contributes to the richness and the diversity of the Laherte Frères wines.

Coteaux Sud d’Épernay

Chavot

3,22 hectares of Chardonnay.

Soft soils with fine clays and chalk.

2,38 hectares of Meunier.

Clayey and silty soils. At the top of a steep slope facing mostly North.

49 ares of Pinot Noir.

Rich soils composed of clay, silex. Limestone from Kimméridgien period.

32 ares of Petit Meslier.

Nice clay with silts. Chalk after 1 meter.

37 ares of complantation.

Clay and chalk. In the earth of the village.

Brugny

11 ares of Chardonnay.

Hillside. Heavy clay and chalk.

29 ares of Meunier.

Clays and marls.

Épernay

56 ares of Chardonnay.

Situated at the top of the slope facing due south.

Soft soils and chalk at 30 cm.

Mancy

5 ares of Chardonnay.
36 ares of Meunier.

Middle of the slope. East exposition.

Fines soils with silt, brown clay. Chalk at 50 cm.

Moussy

18 ares of Meunier.

Bottom of the slope facing due south.

Silt and clay.

Vaudancourt

28 ares of Chardonnay.

Silt and Clay. Subsoil with Chalk.

67 ares of Meunier.

Dominant of clays and marls.

Situated at the top fo the slope.

Vallée de la Marne

Boursault

70 ares of Meunier.

Situated at the top fo the slope strong and fresh soils.

Silts and clays. Chalk after 1,5 meter.

Le Breuil

78 ares of Meunier.

Middle slopes. Facing due south.

shallow soils with clays, silex and stones from Kimeridgien period.

Côte des blancs

Vertus

14 ares of Chardonnay.

Situated at the bottom of the slope facing east. Soft soils and chalk at 30 cm.

Voipreux

48 ares of Chardonnay.

calcareous soil of a clayey and sandy structure. Chalk at 50 cm.

This is our way of celebrating the terroir:
by respecting differences,
promoting unicity,
and letting the soil express itself.

Chavot
Les Longues Raies - Meunier.
Spring time in Les Beaudiers.
Les Crayons
old vines of Chardonnay.
Red and heavy clay.
Top of the hill.
one year old plantation.
Les Monts Bougies.
Terroir of Epernay.
Les Beaudiers.
Le Breuil Terroir.
Manual ploughing...
superb soil, fine and soft.