2009 David Leclapart “l’Apotre” Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
L’Apôtre is Léclapart’s top wine and the wine that most fully demonstrates his potential and his achievement. It is entirely chardonnay from the single vineyard ‘La Pierre St Martin.’ It is fermented entirely in neutral old wood (he likes to buy used barrels from Domaine Leflaive) and goes through 100% malo-lactic conversion. After the second fermentation, the wine stays on its lees for 30 months. It is full bodied and round with great vinosity (tastes like wine with bubbles, rather than champagne) and is distinctly in the oxidative style of old school Krug, Bollinger or Selosse.