Champagne Extra Brut 'Bises'
Cleverly named after the French word for "kisses," this honey dosage Champagne is really one of a kind. Lelarge-Pugeot is one of only a handful of certified biodynamic Champagne grower-produers. In their quest to be truly sustainable, they created this wine as a way to use a local form of sugar, in this case honey from their estate bees, instead of importing sugar for secondary fermentation. (Bises is pronounced "bees.")
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Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
Vinification: 2013 base wine; hand picked, native yeast, low sulfur; aged in stainless steel then on the lees in bottle for 5 years. Extra-Brut dosage of 2g/L, the "liquor de dosage" was made with honey from the estate's bees.