Buy online Champagne François Lecompte – a Brut Millésimé 2015 that combines freshness, structure, and delicacy.
Brut, Millésimé 2015
François Lecompte is a Champagne-producer that has managed the estate created by his ancestors in 1876 since 1987.
His vineyard extends over more than 9 hectares around Rilly-la-Montagne, a 1er cru village near Reims.
He creates prestigious, natural and fruity cuvées, reflecting the spirit and authenticity of his house, and the passion for his job as a wine-grower.
François Lecompte Brut Champagne Millésimé 2015 has its own « character »: it is always a vintage wine, thus enhancing the quality of a specific harvest, and the typical taste of Rilly-la-Montagne wines.
As time goes, François Lecompte creates a unique but nevertheless constant champagne, reflecting his vision, his know-how and the qualities of his Premier Cru vineyard.
The DNA of François Lecompte Champagne is also characterized by organic-oriented vine growing, natural wine-making, and traditional champagne processing.
François Lecompte makes completely natural champagne wine without adding any artificial veast.
This process takes place eitner in stainless steel vats. The first natural alcoholic fermentation begins after the grapes have been pressed on the premises, and then fermenting gently and naturally over the next months. The bottling takes place the next year in July or August.
After the bottling, the bottles ore taken down to the cellars, where they stay for 7 years, in the dark, at the required temperature of 9°C all along the year, according to the ancestral tradition. The chalk cellars in our Champagne area allow us to keep the champagne in ideal conditions.
The maturation time of the bottles in the cellars guarantees the excellence of the champagne.
It is then that the wine starts its second alcoholic fermentation inside the bottle, transforming the still wine into sparkling wine. This process is called « prise de mousse ». A deposit is going to settle in the bottle. Thanks to the interacting between the sediment and the wine, François Lecompte Champagne Brut Millésimé 2015 will develop finesse and structure together with natural, subtle and complex aromas. Later, the deposit is expelled (disgorgement) and some liquor is added (dosage).
Aged for 7 years.
The colour is shiny, with a pretty persistence of the bubbles. Powerful nose, very present aromas, exhaling pine, resinous, crumpled leaves, then peach and fresh pear. Nervous palate, with a nice attack on very ripe pineapple, william pear and acacia honey.
The elegance of the Chardonnay, the power of the Pinot Noir and the roundness of the Pinot Meunier underline the aromatic amplitude of this wine and give it a nice balance. This Champagne is ideal both as an aperitif and with a meal.
Serve at 8-10°C.
(Chill it by placing the bottle in a bucket filled with ice and water for 20 minutes, or in the refrigerator for several hours.)