I was unfamiliar with the Lanson Champagne house before this bottle showed up. Now color me a fan. Founded in 1760, this house is actually the world’s fourth oldest, and it was family owned until 1980 (when it changed hands many times).
Lanson’s flagship Brut bottling is a classically composed, non-vintage wine of 35% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, and 15% Pinot Meunier, aged for three years. The wine is fresh and fruity, with a moderate level of fizz. Fresh apple notes form the core, with grassy and mineral characteristics coming on later. Refreshing and well balanced.
A- / $40 / lanson.fr