Chigny les Roses
Transcending our roots is the motto of Champagne Gounel-Lassalle. Winegrowers for four generations, we are located in the heart of the Montagne of Reims in Chigny les roses, a village classified as premier cru. Our vineyard, labelled HVE-VDC, in conversion to AB, draws its identity from a mosaic of terroirs. Each of the 29 plots has its own history. Like a garden, the majority of the parcels are vinified separately to preserve their unique character. Our work on the soil and vineyards is always nature driven. We choose oak vinification, parcel by parcel and capping with cork which together bring a special connection from the terroir to the wine.
Oak is a true catalyst for aromas. The micro-oxidation of the wine develops an aromatic structure that you will discover when tasting our exclusive champagnes and Vieux Ratafia.
Each GOUNEL+LASSALLE cuvée has zero dosage. Dare to taste the BRUT NATURE, go for the only the essential!
Cuvée Le Haut Belai
Welcome to Ludes and put on your boots! We're off to a plot of land that is shaped like Texas! Le Haut Belai parcel takes its name from the bleating of the sheep that once grazed there. Its wine combines fruitiness (Pinot noir) with chalky notes (Chardonnay) in a subtle oak universe.
Arnaud Gounel, wine-rider
Appearance: Fine bubbles dance in a satiny, pale-yellow hue with greenish yellow highlights.
Nose: The flint is expressed immediately, without nuance in a beautiful minerality, fruit forward and biscuit like aromas
Palate: the attack is short and gradually rises in the mouth to take on its fullness. The fruit and minerality merge with the oak showcasing the purity of the terroir. The full and harmonious finish soars on the palate, for a definite gastronomic pleasure.
Pair with: Mushroom Risotto and Parmesan, Veal Tournedos, butternut squash with hazelnut and truffle slivers, Grilled Lamb Chops and golden turnips, Maroilles cheese.
This is a wine you can navigate, a wine that will amaze you, an ideal model from the wine-rider who skates down his plot.
- Grape Varieties : 52 % Pinot Noir, 48 % Chardonnay, 0 % réserve
- Terroir : Premier Cru Montagne de Reims
- Plot(s) & soil : Le Haut Belai – Ludes, chalk subsoil and intermediate flint, clay zone
- Harvest : 2018
- Bottling : 19/06/2019 – tirage liège
- Vinification : In oak casks (10 hectos) and barrels (2.28 hectos), blocked MLF, low SO2 (51 mg/L), stirred 3 times
- Dosage : Zero dosage (and yet! No tension, no bitterness, very easy to drink)
- Production : 3985 bottles and Magnum 200.