Category: Lahaye, Benoit

Lahaye, Benoît: Violaine (2010)

[English] Made of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. No dosage and no sulfites. Beautiful golden color with very fine bubbles and beautiful tears in the glass. Very interesting nose of volcanic rock, peach, pear, butter, apricot, lime, coffee, nougat, cinnamon, beeswax, fenugreek, paint, ayran and fried rice. After some time in the glass, we obtained

Lahaye, Benoit: Le Jardin de la Grosse Pierre

[English] No dosage added. Single parcel blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Arbanne, Chasselas, Petit Meslier , Gros Plant, Teinturier and perhaps other ones. This is called complantée and besides Agrapart the only one I know of doing this. Golden color with refined effervescence and nice mousse. An absolute enthralling nose of Acacia

Lahaye, Benoit: Blanc de Noirs

[English] Made from 100% Pinot Noir. Dosage of 5g / l. Golden color with  shades of copper red, refined effervescence and soft mousse. Lovely nose of hawthorn, orange blossom, Italian lemon, peach, a slight haze of hot spicy wood with mace, bitter almond, refined flour, custard and dark cherry. It needs some time to open up.

Lahaye, Benoit: Naturessence

[English] Made from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. Dosage of 3g / l. Beautiful golden color with fine bubbles. In the nose we get: dried quince, ginger, lime, lemon zest, pear, lemon zest with yellow curry, a tip cumin, crushed stone, mango, currant, a slight haze of beeswax and vanilla. The mouthfeel is dynamic and