Champagne Paul Laurent "Cuvee de Fondateur" Brut NV (Champagne, France)

Champagne Paul Laurent "Cuvee de Fondateur" Brut NV
(Champagne, France)


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About the Winery:

The Gruet family’s roots in Champagne date back to 1952 when Gilbert Gruet founded Champagne Gruet in the Val de Marne. In 1987, he decided to broaden his horizons and started a winery in America – known today as Gruet Winery in New Mexico. In 1993, entrusting Gruet Winery in the care of 2 of his children, he returned to Bethon France to continue building Champagne Paul Laurent. Today, this family-owned and operated business is committed to keeping the family’s passion at the heart of their work. The 3rd generation is still in the continuation of their grandparent’s dream of creating consistently delicious champagne to be shared with loved ones. Crafted eco-responsibly, all cuvées are in the image and the values of the family itself – simplicity, authenticity, and a product of love and hard work.

Technical Information:
Blend: 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 5% Meunier

20+ year old vines, clay and limestone soil

Fermented and aged in stainless steel, malolactic fermentation allowed, aged 21 months on the lees

Tasting Notes: 
The predominance of Pinot Noir in this delicious Champagne is apparent in the bright, berry fruit aromas and the rich, mouth-filling texture. The Chardonnay lends liveliness and provides the mineral-accented notes of bright citrus, pear, and crushed stone, leading to a pleasantly long, clean finish.

Ratings & Reviews


Wine Advocate:
"The latest release of the NV Brut Cuvée du Fondateur from Paul Laurent offers up aromas of pear, macadamia nut and fresh pastry. Medium-bodied, easygoing and accessible, it's soft and nicely balanced. This is already drinking well." - William Kelley (March 2021)

Wine Spectator:
"A mouthwatering Champagne, with a lacy mousse and a lively mix of Honeycrisp apple, nectarine, Marcona almond and chalk flavors. Subtle finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported." - Alison Napjus (November 2018)