Laval Garennes Demi Sec
Vincent Laval is one of our favourite grower Champagne producer. Not only are his wines fantastic, but he's also a lovely man. Over the years he has become one of the most sought after producers and we're delighted to be his exclusive UK distributor. Amazingly the vineyards have been organically farmed by his father since the early 70s, a time when everyone else in Champagne thought he was crazy for doing so. Since Vincent took over the winery from his father in the 90s he's been working the vineyards biodynamically too, which is not easy in such a cool and damp climate.
He actually doesn't officially sell his demi-sec, he mainly makes it for old family friends of his father. But, after we tasted it we asked him nicely if we could have some. It's a terrible unfashionable style at the moment as everyone is into brut nature styles, but this is absolutely delicious and very food friendly, perfect with dessert or soft cheeses. The hint of sweetness is superbly balanced with lots of minerality and refreshing acidity.