Le Black Creation, The Brut of Champagne Lanson Reinvented
18th August 2023
Combining a sense of heritage with expertise, our winemakers have perpetuated for over 260 years a characterful, fresh and elegant style, with our multi vintage brut as its signature. Hervé Dantan redefines Le Black Label with Le Black Création, a name that illustrates the tailored work demanded by the exceptional character of each harvest. Each Création comes with a number in reference to the number of harvests that have taken place since the House was founded in 1760. An evolution that asserts more than ever the savoir faire of Lanson in the elaboration of great wines. Each Création is unique and enhances the
previous one. Transparency has been at the heart of the process for several years and Maison Lanson has reached a new milestone with the introduction of a QR code on the back label inviting all to discover the secrets of the elaboration of Le Black Création.
THE BLACK CRÉATION SPIRIT
The single parcel approach. Adapting to what nature has to offer Hervé Dantan reinvents Le Black Création each year while respecting the style of Maison Lanson. Guided by his perfect knowledge of the specificity of each terroir, he selects from a hundred Crus the grapes that will be used in the Black Création blend.
An assertive style. Maison Lanson has always preserved the original principle of Champagne vinification, with predominantly non malolactic fermentation This historic expertise allows the wines to retain a wonderful vitality and great aromatic richness over the years very characteristic of the Lanson style. Mindful of this founding vision, Hervé Dantan set himself a technical challenge by combining this traditional method with a small proportion of wines that have been through malolactic fermentation which brings a touch of roundness when the years require it.
Reserve wine culture. Maison Lanson has one of the largest collection of reserve wines spanning more than 20 years. Partially aged in barrels, these reserve wines are a key element in ensuring the consistency of the style from year to year. To take the aromatic depth of our blends even further, in 2013 Hervé Dantan established a ‘perpetual reserve‘, maintained every year from the previous blend.
LE BLACK CRÉATION 257
Maison Lanson unveils the 257th blend of its multi vintage brut based on the 2017 harvest. The Le Black Création 257 blend is dominated by Pinot Noir 51% Chardonnay 36% and Meunier 13%. In addition to this year’s wines, Hervé Dantan has drawn a precise selection of reserve wines from our collection, making up 45 %of the final blend, to provide the breadth and
aromatic depth so essential to each new Création. This Création is aged for more than 4 years in the cellars before being
Tasting Notes: “Le Black 257. Nose shows floral notes, white fruit flesh and baked dark red apple skin. Fresh and crisp flavour. Clean and good acidity. Citrus, white fruit flesh, floral, saline, red berry skin, green apple skins and more.” Christopher Walkey
“Recreating the finest expression of the Lanson style with each harvest is a duty of memory and a challenge that requires creativity and humility towards nature. Each Création is unique and writes a new page in our story, one that we share with the utmost transparency.” Hervé Dantan , Winemaker at Maison Lanson.
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