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Champagne Xavier Leconte "Secret de Femme" Brut Rosé NV

Champagne Xavier Leconte
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Champagne Xavier Leconte has its origins in 1870, when Onésime Leconte brought to the family the idea of viticulture. In 1980, although his parents were not yet retired, Xavier Leconte, now the fifth generation, carried on the tradition for passion for viticulture and oenology by starting a career as an independent winegrower. Full of ambition, the young winemaker then set about a phase of soil analysis, increased the acreage of vineyard and added Chardonnay grapes to the existing mix of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

In 2000, Xavier rebuilt the winery and wine-press alongside the family cellars. The farm then reached 10.02 hectares of vineyards and continued developing its facilities whilst anticipating the final goal – the creation of fine wines.

Since 2003, with his own experience, Alexis became the guarantor of the house’s style and is involved at all levels. Keeping in mind the values ​​of the House, he preserves the soil and produces real “Terroir” wines. He encourages the vines to plunge their roots deep into the subsoil so as to obtain expressive wines – true reflections of the Leconte vineyard. At the heart of his vines, he can already foresee the future bubbles of his champagnes.

At Champagne Xavier Leconte, 25% of the different grape varieties are vinified in barrels and 75% in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats however the wine from the smaller plots are vinified only in oak barrels.

As such, with its forty barrels from Burgundy, the House is able to develop very subtle champagnes, whilst still being complex and harmonious thanks to the cellar barrels, casks, and stainless steel vats.

Wine Specs
80% Meunier, 12% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Association of red fruits (wild strawberry and red currant) and yellow fruits (peach). Fresh attack with a nice complexity. Red fruits: raspberry, blackberry and currant.
Vineyard Notes
Vineyards located in Troissy and Dormans
Production Notes
Vinification: Stainless steel tanks for the white wine. The red wine undergoes a 10-days-maceration and will then mature for one year in oak barrels, Harvest: 50% of harvest 2015 and 50% of reserve wines (from big oval barrels), Aging On Lees: 3 years minimum, Dosage : 8 g/l
Winemaker Notes
This champagne come from the subtle association of white wine and red wine.
Food Pairing Notes
This cuvée can be served with aperitif, dessert (strawberry tart) or cheese.
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