The Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Legras & is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly, grown in the family’s oldest hilltop parcels. Made according to the classic méthode champenoise. Only the first press is used for making this wine, after which it is fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel. After which it sees 8 months of ageing in stainless steel on the lees before secondary fermentation in bottle and a further 60 months élevage on the lees in bottle before disgorgement. The Champagne ages in their cellars for between 5 to 6 years before release and receives a reduced dosage of between 0 and 3 grams.
Legras & Haas is family-owned winery in Chouilly, in the heart of the Champagne region. Chouilly is a Grand Cru village in Côte des Blancs, just south of Epernay, that is responsible for producing some of the regions finest Chardonnay wines. Founded in 1991 by Brigitte Haas and François Legras, the estate is currently run and managed by their three sons Rémi, Olivier and Jérôme. Each of whom control different aspects of the business. They are the sixth generation of this family to grow grapes in Champagne, owning around 38 hectares here (18 of which are in Chouilly), they also buy grapes from a select few farmers in the region. This is a classic Champagne house, traditional in nature, with a quest for perfection and an emphasis on soil preservation and terroir expression. They use first pressings only, taking the upmost care and attention in all aspects of the production of these wines. Working as a family has always been central to their approach, assisted by their house Oenologist Sébastien Struzik, all blending decisions are made together as a family. Their house styles, Intuition Brut NV and Rosé Brut NV offer lovely concentration, poise, and elegance. But their primary focus is their diverse range of Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru’s which are impeccably made, complex, serious Champagnes, of which the Grand Cru status is really reflected in the quality.