The extra brut version of the non-vintage cuvee from Legras is our new favorite. This has all of the aspects we have come to know and love from RL Legras but with half the dosage giving it incredible purity while amplifying the minerality. This version takes a slight lead over the normal dose, with more seriousness and delineation. As we have said before, we have been working directly with RL Legras for many years, and our connection with the House allows us to offer these excellent Champagnes at unbeatable pricing.
RL Legras has been a producer we have worked directly with since the beginning of Envoyer after being won over by their Tete de Cuvee St. Vincent. The entire Legras carries a high level of quality throughout the range that explores the Chardonnay of Chouilly. Today we have the first offer of a new cuvee from Legras, the Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut. This is the same Champagne as the much loved Blanc de Blancs Brut but has a much lower dosage at 3 g/l. We have been asking them to make a lower dosage Champagne for many years now, and finally, they did it, and we couldn't be more excited.
This Champagne embodies the Legras house style is energetic, focused, and fresh but with grand cru density; this low dosage example should have incredible purity and a slightly more mineral profile which many of our clients enjoy. All grand cru fruit from Chouilly, the Blanc de Blancs from Legras has been a workhorse and fantastic value, but this Extra Brut version could take its place. Having worked directly for years and visited RL Legras many times, we can say their practices in the vineyard and cellar are top-notch, and this is the new ultimate Blanc de Blancs Champagne value from Legras coming highly recommended for fans of Legras and more vineyard-driven Champagnes.