Leclerc-Briant was the single largest biodynamic producer in champagne up until June this year when the entire property was sold to Louis Roederer. It seems that Roederer will continue making biodynamic wines under the Leclerc-Briant name, but noone knows for certain. This wine, the flagship vintage Brut Divine, was made before the death of Pascal Leclerc Briant, and is thus in their traditional style. It has received accolades from Richard Juhlin and Wine Spectator and is a perfumed, buttery power-champagne.
Top organic/biodynamic and natural champagnes
Chilly, humid Champagne should be a challenge for organic growers. Before Anselme Selosse of Champagne Jacques Selosse or Champagne Fleury proved them wrong, it was even said that it couldn’t be done. The climate was too risky, and a grower could lose an entire crop to mildew. However, the region is now an excellent example of organic/biodynamic and ”natural” winemakers producing more interesting wines than the standard. Here is a list of champagnes with personality, class and good price/performance (though not all by any means cheap!). They are not the only ones, however, and I encourage you to ask your retailer for other suggestions in the category!
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Philippe Melka Cabernet Sauvignon Cj (2010)Cellared
Opus One. Opus One Winery Robert Mondavi Baron Philippe de Rothschild (2004)Wishlisted
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Las Perdices Pinot Noir Reserva (2010)Cellared
Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno (2011)Wishlisted
Alloro Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains (2012)Cellared
Alloro Vineyard Riservata Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Oregon (2010)Cellared
Alloro Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains (2010)Cellared