Lilbert Brut Perle NV
Based in the Cotes des Blancs, Lilbert have 3.5 hectares of vineyards divided into 15 parcels, all in Grand Cru villages with the majority in Cramant. Their production is a mere 30,000 bottles per year, split between 3 cuvées: the NV, Perlé and vintage. The wines are classic Cotes des Blancs: with great purity, minerality and elegance.
The Perle is an unusual low-pressure champagne: this is bottled at 4 atmospheres rather than the standard 6. This gives it a real softness of texture. Made from old-vine fruit, it has an extra depth of flavour than the NV – but still has that minerality characteristic of these wines.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay