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Stephane Regnault - Champagne 'Lydien No. 80' Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut NV

Stephane Regnault - Champagne 'Lydien No. 80' Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut NV

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Stéphane Regnault—the aerospace-engineer-turned-sommelier who returned to his hometown Le Mesnil and became the first generation to vinify at his family’s domaine.

Regnault’s four hectares of Chardonnay are divided between a few highly-celebrated chalky terroirs in Le Mesnil, as well as the Grand Cru village Oger. Regnault takes a modern approach to the new estate wines at this domaine, identifying three specific lieu-dits to bottle separately: Chemin de Flavigny in Oger, Moulin on the border between Oger and Le Mesnil, and Hautes-Mottes in Le Mesnil.

Since Stéphane returned home in 2007, the property was converted to organic farming, having been certified organic in 2020. Regnault now uses a number of biodynamic preparations as well: he mentions he’s interested in practices that allow for ‘respect of the soil and living things—an ecosystem is a whole of which the vine is only a part!

Base vintage 2019, with reserve wine 2014-2017 blended. (65% 2019 wine, with 35% reserve wine taken from the perpetual Flavigny parcel reserve, started in 2014). Native fermentation, with 2019 barrel-fermented. Completes malolactic. Aged on lees four years. Dosage 1 g/L. Disgorged June 2023. Taken from the single vineyard Chemin de Flavigny (Grand Cru), which is characterized by light topsoil with natural grass; a transitional horizon not rich in chalk; and a subsoil lightly fractured with compact chalk. Work done in the vineyard taking lunar cycle into account; plant decoction used for vineyard treatments.

Bright acidity and chalky, flinty notes.  The wine likely has a taut, linear structure with flavors of green apple, lemon zest, and a saline minerality on the finish.

Type: Sparkling
Producer:
Stephane Regnault 
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Champagne
Farming: 
Organic

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