Xavier Leconte “Coeur d’Histoire” Brut Champagne NV

Region: Champagne, France
Varietal(s): Pinot Meunier
Size: 750 ml

Cause Supported: Our Veterans


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Additional Information

Alcohol: 12.0%

Style: Crisp, Dry, Medium Bodied


Vintage: NV

Practice: Organic

Xavier Leconte “Coeur d’Histoire” Brut Champagne NV

Winemaker Notes

Aromas of fresh fruits, peach, apricot and pear with hints of white flowers come through. The finale on the palate is crisp and fruity. The winery sources two distinct vineyards for this wine, Troissy and Dormans.
Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. For this specific wine, 50% is from the 2016 harvest and 50% of reserve wines (from big oval barrels) from other vintages. Minimum ageing on lees is 2 years and dosage is a scant 8 g/l. This historical cuvée of the estate highlights the grape variety representative of the Marne Valley, Pinot Meunier 100%. Food pairings include, but not limited to apertif or with cheeses, both hard and soft.

About the Winery

Champagne Xavier Leconte has its origins in 1870, when Onésime Leconte brought to the family the idea of viticulture. In 1980, although his parents were not yet retired, Xavier Leconte, now the fifth generation, carried on the tradition for passion for viticulture and oenology by starting a career as an independent winegrower. Full of ambition, the young winemaker then set about a phase of soil analysis, increased the acreage of vineyard and added Chardonnay grapes to the existing mix of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

In 2000, Xavier rebuilt the winery and wine-press alongside the family cellars. The farm then reached 10.02 hectares of vineyards and continued developing its facilities whilst anticipating the final goal – the creation of fine wines.

Since 2003, with his own experience, Alexis became the guarantor of the house’s style and is involved at all levels. Keeping in mind the values ​​of the House, he preserves the soil and produces real “Terroir” wines. He encourages the vines to plunge their roots deep into the subsoil so as to obtain expressive wines – true reflections of the Leconte vineyard. At the heart of his vines, he can already foresee the future bubbles of his champagnes.

At Champagne Xavier Leconte, 25% of the different grape varieties are vinified in barrels and 75% in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats however the wine from the smaller plots are vinified only in oak barrels.

As such, with its forty barrels from Burgundy, the House is able to develop very subtle champagnes, whilst still being complex and harmonious thanks to the cellar barrels, casks, and stainless steel vats.



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