Producer Profile

Laherte Freres

Laherte Frères is a Champagne house renowned for its blend of tradition and innovation. Led by Aurélien Laherte, the seventh generation of the Laherte family, they meticulously tend to diverse vineyard parcels across a unique geographical area. Their dedication to natural viticulture, including a significant portion of biodynamic farming, is evident in their minimal intervention winemaking approach. This results in Champagnes that are not only terroir-driven but also exhibit complexity and richness from extended lees aging. One of their defining features is the higher percentage of Pinot Meunier they use, an unconventional choice for Champagne that adds a delightful fruity character to their wines.

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Where The Wines Come From

Champagne

Natural wine production in Champagne, France, is a burgeoning movement within the region's esteemed winemaking tradition. Situated in northeastern France, Champagne is renowned for its chalky soils and cool climate, which provide an ideal terroir for cultivating the classic grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Natural winemakers in Champagne embrace organic and biodynamic farming practices, nurturing their vineyards with care and respect for the land. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage, resulting in wines that authentically express the terroir of Champagne. The resulting natural Champagnes are vibrant, elegant, and reflective of the region's unique landscapes and winemaking traditions. With their lively acidity, delicate bubbles, and complex flavors, natural Champagnes offer a taste of France's winemaking heritage and a glimpse into the future of sustainable