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RL Legras Saint-Vincent 2012
The Cuvée Saint Vincent in homage to the patron saint of winegrowers.
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The Maison R&L Legras, a family heritage
Although the origins of the Maison R&L Legras date back to the 16th century, it is from 1808 that its history takes a turn under the impetus of Honoré Legras, who sets out to develop one of the most beautiful vineyards of the Chouilly on the Côte des blancs commune.
Two centuries and six generations have now passed, and today the vineyard of Maison R&L Legras reaches a size of 5 hectares planted in Chardonnay and classified exclusively in Grand Cru. The soils are composed of chalk and limestone, conferring freshness and minerality to the vines that flourish there.
The Champagnes born of great know-how and highly recognized
The Champagne R&L Legras are elaborated with a permanent concern for precision and regularity, where tradition rubs shoulders with modernity, but they benefit above all from a constant attention thanks to a passion that is unfailing.
For several years now, the vintages of Maison R&L Legras have been recognized by the best gastronomic tables:
- Guy Savoie (Paris) ***
- Auberge de l'Ile ***
- L'Astrance (Paris) ***
- Maison Lameloise (Chagny en Bourgogne) ***
- Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris) ***
- Plaza Athenée (Paris) ***
What are the most emblematic cuvées of Maison R&L Legras?
The Brut Blanc de blancs Grand Cru reflects the identity of the house: it combines elegance and freshness, with an aromatic dominance of citrus and white-fleshed fruits. Neither more nor less than a Champagne of pleasure, ideal for aperitif and raw fish dishes.
How can we not evoke the cuvée Hommage Grand Cru, which first aged 10 years in the cellar before doing honor on a table. A noble, intense and complex Champagne, with seductive aromas of yellow fruits, flowers and roasting that will allow it to accompany distinguished dishes.
The Evanescence cuvée is a Champagne Blanc de blancs of great class, offering greedy brioche and roasted notes, as well as Secs and white-fleshed fruits. It will be ideal for a gourmet aperitif but can be equally well paired with gourmet dishes.
Description RL Legras Saint-Vincent 2012.
The Cuvée Saint Vincent from Maison RL Legras is a Blanc de blancs made exclusively with grapes from old vines of Chouilly, Grand Cru of the Côte des blancs, with low yields and which give complex wines with great depth. It was created in 1964 as a tribute to the patron saint of winegrowers and produced only 12 times, only in exceptional years.
2012 ... what a complicated year!!! It began with a long, cold winter, followed by a cool spring with little sunshine. Then came hail and heavy thunderstorms until the end of July. It was the sunshine and warmth of August that saved the harvest, too small in quantity to be sure, but of exceptional Rare quality. 2012 ranks among the best vintages of all time.
This Champagne presents itself with a sparkling robe and a generous mousse of fine bubbles, typical of the House. On the nose, intensity and power come first. Then generous, gourmet notes of butter and warm brioche take over. On the palate, some candied fruit and flambéed pineapple give it a sensation of warmth, immediately balanced by the freshness of the great Chardonnay of Chouilly. The finish is airy and refined. Tasty from start to finish ...
The cuvée Saint Vincent 2012 goes very well with grilled sea bass and baby vegetables or a simple pan-fried clams.