A very approachable and seriously enjoyable vintage-character wine. R 15 stands for Recoltant 2015 – of which 80 % of the grapes come from 2015 vintage.
An intense nose of crisp green apple leads into a very ripe, rounded, apple and lemon-fruited palate, a reflection of the warmth of the 2015 vintage that this cuvée expresses.
Lallier worried that the vintage would be too warm for great Champagne, but a drop in temperatures, plus a little rain, a couple of weeks before picking rescued the freshness and maintained this wine’s vital acidity.
Pinot Noir | Chardonnay 60/40