Extra Age Brut
About this winery
The House of Lanson was founded in 1760 by François Delamotte, an influential character in Reims society. The joint owner, alongside his wife, of a not-insubstantial vineyard in Cumières and Ay, he decided to found his own Champagne house – one of the very first ever to exist. In 1798, Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, his younger son, took over from his father. Having been admitted as a knight of the Order of Malta at a very young age, he decided to use the Maltese Cross as the House’s emblem....
For its 250th anniversary the House of Lanson created an emblematic cuvée to “showcase” its style, emulating the traditionally complex and fresh style maintained by classic Lanson champagnes since 1760.
Extra Age is a blend of special vintage years bringing together the best Champagne Crus. Traditional vinification methods enable the original purity of the fruit to be maintained and bring great freshness. Ageing and slow maturation on the lees enable Lanson Extra Age to fully express the character and richness of its aromas
In order to continue a style that marries complexity with freshness, Lanson unites the exceptional characters of the grand millésime years of 2004, 2005 and 2006. The harmony and balance, for which these years were chosen, enable the full expression of the power of the Pinot Noir. The Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs, Chouilly, Avize, Oger and Vertus, in all their diversity, add a touch of finesse.