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THE RÉFLEXIONS R.016

From our Réflexions R Champagne collection, reflecting the unique character of the 2016 harvest. R.016 is the heart of Lallier signature style, the perfect balance of our atmospheres: purity, intensity, freshness and depth.

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THE ORIGINS

Predominantly cultivated from the 2016 harvest, which makes up 80% of the blend. Grapes were sourced from over 50 crus within Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Bar regions, harvested in mid-September. A difficult but rewarding year due to an unpredictable climate, R.016 is one of smallest yields estimated in 20 years, yet it is defined by quality wines, with a good sugar/acid balance (much like 2022), and complex and generous aromas.

THE BLEND

The 2016 harvest, which makes up 80% of Série R.016 was known for its freshness and tension, offering a lively and delicate taste profile.The remaining 20% come from reserve wines from the 2015 harvest, dominated by power, and 2014, noted for its fruitiness, aged on a fine lees for a silky, creamy texture.

THE EXPERIENCE

Lallier R.016 is a versatile Champagne, which can be enjoyed as an aperitif, for spontaneous sharing moments with close friends and family. It can also be a perfect pour at the start of a bright and joyful meal.

RÉFLEXIONS R.016 TASTING NOTES

Ample & silky, with fruity notes

  • Color

    Soft eggshell yellow with golden highlights.

  • Nose

    Fresh and citrusy, with notes of ripe peach & white flowers and a hint of nuts.

  • Palate

    Dominated by fresh pears & peaches while the finish is long and deep, with a very silky texture.

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  • Blend

    86% wines from 201614% reserve wines (2010, 2012, 2014)

  • Grape variety

    56% Pinot noir44% Chardonnay

  • Aging

    36 months minimum

  • Dosage

    7 g/L

  • Disgorgement

    5 monthsbefore shipment

ALL ABOUT THE 2016 HARVEST

“Fine summer weather brought a good dynamic to the grape maturation after a challenging first half of the the year, which led to one of the smallest yields estimated in 20 years. None the less, it resulted in a formidable sugar/acid balance, and complex and generous aromas.”
– Cyrille Diniz, lead oenologist

  • Average sunlight40% for the whole year
  • Average rain50ml per day

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HOW TO DRINK LALLIER RÉFLEXION R.016

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    THE RIGHT GLASS

    The ideal Réflexions R Champagne glass slowly releases the bouqet of scents and effervescence of the liquid. It sits between a flute and a wine glass: a long leg, wide bowl, and a narrow opening.

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    THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE

    To reveal the full potential of this Champagne, serving temperature should sit between 10°C and 12°C. Anything colder will limit the wine’s full expression.

HOW TO PAIR LALLIER RÉFLEXION R.016

Serve R.016 Champagne with meat-rich dishes, tart fruits, raw vegetables, fresh goat cheese, shellfish or fresh fish.

  • Raw foie gras toast and quince jelly
  • Roasted chicken and morel risotto
  • Chaource cheese and fresh figs
  • Caramelised mirabelle plum tart
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