About David Leclapart
In the Champagne premier cru village of Trepail, located on the south-eastern side of the Montagne de Reims, David Léclapart farms his family’s tiny 3-hectare estate. From the outset, David embraced the biodynamic principles, he received his Demeter certification in 2000 making him one of the earliest adopters of chemical-free farming in the whole Champagne region.
Three hectares of vines spread across 22 different parcels of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, all on chalky marls. As you would expect, there is a much stronger emphasis here on the vineyard than the cellar where David uses only a minimalist approach. The fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts in second-hand barriques obtained from another great biodynamic advocate, Domaine Leflaive. These are bone dry Champagne with a (very) low dosage and only a homoeopathic amount of sulphur added prior to bottling. For Decanter, David Leclapart Champagnes are “highly individual Champagnes, marked by a striking purity and elegance, as well as a racy tension and savoury complexity”. Antonio Galloni (Vinous) finds that “These are rich, vinous Champagnes that benefit from considerable aeration”.
L'Aphrodisiaque 2016 is a marriage of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir vinified entirely in older oak barrels of at least 15 vintages.Inc. VAT: £1,478.58
L'Aphrodisiaque 2016 is a marriage of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir vinified entirely in older oak barrels of at least 15 vintages.In Bond: £1,215.00