"Wow!" was our first impression.
Lacourte Godbillon is a big-time, Grower Champagne, which run circles around its peers!
PLEASE NOTE: We only have a limited amount of this 1er Cru Champagne. Make sure you get to enjoy some for yourself.
No bulk-fruit contracts here!
This wine is all estate-grown, Premier Cru fruit from the Écueil region of Champagne.
The depth of this sparkler is unmatched. That's because the wine sits on the lees for 36 months; that's three times longer than the 12 month AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) requirements, which gives this Champagne its distinct depth and richness.
White peach, crisp apple, stone fruit, bright acidity, and endless bubbles that dance on the palate. Blanched almond, baked brioche and mouth-filling brambly fruit are secondary notes.
You will be hard-pressed to find a better Champagne for under $50.
An even hard task? Finding a better Premier Cru Champagne for $40!
What does all this mean?
The wine is exceptional and a cut above the rest. So good in fact, we also have it in half bottles (375mls), which you can order here.
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
93+ / 100
Wow! These are big-time bubbles. The Premier Cru fruit of Lacourte Godbillon really leaves its mark in this "Grower Champagne." There is no bulk-fruit here. White peach, crisp apple, stone fruit, bright acidity, bubbles that dance on the palate for a countless period. Blanched almond, baked brioche and mouth-filling brambly fruit. You will be hard-pressed to find a better Champagne for under $50...it will be impossible to find a better Premier Cru Champagne for $38!
THE WINE ADVOCATE
91 / 100
"The NV Brut Premier Cru Terroirs d'Ecueil is a blend of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay, all fermented in stainless steel...The Terroirs d'Ecueil offers a very clear, pure, fresh and fruity nose and palate. It is a very filigreed, rather light and finessed yet intense and chalky Champagne with good tension, grip and lingering salinity. Straight yet fine and complex."