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Laherte Freres, Champagne Les Vignes D'Autrefois Extra Brut, 2018


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Aurélien Laherte believes Champagne should be for everyone. We agree.

Along with childhood best friend and fellow rising star, Raphaël Bérèche, they formed Terre de Vins, a down to earth trade organization. They bring together like-minded growers for a yearly tasting of vin clair (still wine, pre-bubbles) and finished Champagne to showcase their progressive wines.

Aurélien makes wines of power and whimsy, decadence and tension. Maybe it is because of his biodynamic approach, maybe it was his training with Antoine Sélosse or maybe he is simply one of the best vignerons in Champagne. No matter the reason, take advantage of this newsletter only pricing to experience it for yourself.

All of his wines are aged in neutral barrels, do not go through malolactic fermentation and have just enough dosage to balance the wine and showcase the terroir.

Seventh generation winegrower Aurélien Laherte is part of a dynamic, young generation making waves in Champagne and producing a fine array of terroir-driven Champagnes using a natural approach to viticulture and winemaking. Since taking the helm of his family’s estate in 2005, Aurelien has been a devoted practitioner of organic and biodynamic viticulture, striving to produce a lineup of blended and single-vineyard Champagnes that deeply expresses the identities of his unique terroirs. The vibrant, energetic and racy profile of Laherte Frères Champagnes has earned Aurélien a reputations as a rising star in the region.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 94
"The 2018 Extra Brut Vignes d’Autrefois is a selection of 100% Meunier sourced from vines planted between 1947 and 1964. Deeply-pitched and vinous, the Autrefois fills out beautifully with a bit of time in the glass. The aromatics alone are thrilling, but all the elements are so well balanced. Old-vine Meunier planted on chalk yields a Champagne that deftly balances richness with vibrancy. The Autrefois nimbly captures the essence of the house style. It's a gorgeous Champagne from Laherte." -Vinous

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

Village de Chavot: La Potote, Les Rouges Maisons. Clay and silty soils, quite deep, with a presence of flints and little stones. Chalky subsoils. Village of Mancy: Les Hautes Norgeailles, Les Bas putroux. Clay soils with a little silt stratum in surface. Chalky subsoil.
Traditional, done in a sustainable way and influenced by ecological methods
Grapes are picked up by hand when fully ripen, and traditionally pressed. Alcoholic fermentation in barrels from Burgundy (aged of 4 years minimum). No malolactic fermentation
Ageing during 6 months with regular stirring of the lees; 2-4 gr/l dosage.


  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Meunier

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Crisp , Elegant , Minerally

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Light Bodied


Champagne boasts some of the world’s greatest luxury brands with Krug, Cristal and, of course, Dom Perignon. But it’s also home to hundreds of small dynamic producers—farmers who grow their own grapes (often organically) and make (often with natural methods) tiny amounts of pure and absolutely delicious wine that reflect the individual personalities of their villages and terroirs. Toast with these wines, for sure. But also treat them like the great wines they are: taste, drink, explore!

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