Clos Lanson Champagne is 100% Chardonnay grown in a small walled vineyard in close proximity to Lanson’s Reims winery. Simultaneously rich and fresh, this is an outstanding Champagne with which to celebrate.
Fermented in oak and aged for an extended period on lees, the Clos Lanson is given a minimal dosage of three grams per litre. The result is a wine of modest yet bewitching charm, with a nose redolent with orchard fruit, fresh bread and marzipan. Sip, and you will taste the intensely fresh minerality of the cuvée, alongside lemon curd, honey, and hazelnut.
"The 2007 Clos Lanson Blanc de Blancs Brut is 100% oak-fermented Chardonnay from the historic Clos in Reims that was aged on the lees in bottle for eight years and was disgorged as Brut Nature in July 2017. The wine has a light golden color and opens with a pure, complex and elegant bouquet of concentrated fruits intermingled with brioche, acacia, Turkish honey and almond flavors. Pure, fresh and elegant on the palate, this is a concentrated and juicy, creamy textured, highly finessed and vital Lanson with concentrated lemon flavors and a pure, salty, long and tightly structured finish. The 2007 is still lean and young but will benefit from further bottle aging. The moderate sweetness of three grams per liter is sufficient enough due to the ripe fruit and creamy texture that give a wonderful roundness."
93+ points, Wine Advocate (September 2018)
"Disgorged in July 2016 with only three grams per liter dosage, the 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Clos Lanson is showing very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with notes of dried white flowers, citrus oil, toasted brioche, oyster shell and smoke. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and vibrant, with a racy spine of acidity, good concentration and chalky structuring extract. This is quite a tightly knit, tensile wine, despite the warm mesoclimate and two years on cork, which suggests it will enjoy a long future."
94+ points, Wine Advocate (August 2019)
"Fragrant, featuring lime blossom and ground spice notes, this fine and creamy Champagne offers a broad range of lemon parfait, chopped hazelnut, spun honey and dried cherry flavors, underscored by chalky minerality. Elegant and well-knit, with a firm, focused finish."
93 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (December 2017)
"Produced from a small walled vineyard close to the Lanson winery in Reims, this is a splendid wine. Its richness is balanced by the intense freshness and minerality of the Chardonnay, with apple and citrus flavors that still in the background."
97 points, Wine Enthusiast (December 2018)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.