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Louis Brochet 1er Cru Extra Brut Champagne SKU #1266354

Price: $29.99

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Tasting Notes

This is an incredible value in Extra Brut, and unlike so many in this style, it has the natural richness to pull off the very low dosage. This all estate grown Champagne comes from all 1er Cru vineyards on the "Petite Montagne", a beautiful part of the Champagne district between Reims and Epernay that is a little bit west of the beaten path. It is composed of 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier. The wine benefits greatly from 50% Reserve wines and has plenty of richness and toast as well as great acidity. An amazing wine at the price! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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Staff Reviews

  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Brochet’s spectacular Extra Brut is a crisper option, singing with lemon and bright white floral notes (the winemakers specify acacia). Nimble acid is balanced by a richer, elegant mouthfeel and a tiny bead typically only seen in Champagne twice this price. Citrusy up front, with a distinct red berry hit from the 75% Pinot Noir, this steely wine is surprisingly toasty through the palate, and feels rounder than its five grams/L dosage implies. A sure bet for seafood, the food-friendly Extra Brut has plenty of lift and razor focus, and makes even weeknight takeout feel luxurious.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    It always seems best to evaluate a Champagne producer, not on their top cuvee, but on what they consider their daily bread and butter wine. One of Gary's best new finds, I vacillate between the Extra Brut and Brut for which I prefer. Let's say Extra Brut has such marked vibrancy, it seems cliché but this is the food wine. Plenty of richness to balance the acidity, this will be my newest go-to when I steer people to our Direct Imports.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    Line up the oysters, order the sushi and fire the scallops! This is our ultimate extra brut for matching with seafood. Many extra bruts are just plain mean spirited and screechy, but the Brochet is steely dry without going over the edge. At this price, I will always be able to have one in my fridge!


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