J.M. Labruyere Champagne Grand Cru represents today almost 6 hectares (15 acres) located in Verzenay and Verzy. Vineyards are composed of 70% of Pinot Noir and 30% of Chardonnay.
In 1873, an unofficial ranking placed Verzenay among the top 3 Crus in Champagne and that is why the Labruyère Family chose this village on the glorious Montagne de Reims. It is a charming place steeped in history: its soils and vineyards are famed since Gallo-Roman times. In the ninth century, it was named Virdunacus from the Latin Viridium Sanum meaning “green area”. Partially destroyed during World War I due to its proximity to the front, Verzenay managed to keep intact its two symbolic buildings: a windmill located on Mont-Boeuf and a famous lighthouse on Mont Rizan that is now a Museum of the Vine.
The wine offers intriguing complexity, with aromas of dried fruits, enhanced by subtle toasty aromas and roasted hazelnut. Rich and harmonious on the palate. Beautiful structure of Pinot Noir is exquisitely intertwined with tension and energy of Chardonnay. Delicate and persistent on the finish. Assemblage: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. Beautiful and one of my favorite for a Non Vintage Champagne made in the traditional method