Aurélien is the son of Thierry Laherte, one of the brothers who comprise the fifth generation winemakers of the Laherte estate. Aurélien just spent a whirlwind week in Australia gracing a few capital cities with his family's esteemed and seductive champagnes over set menu dinners.
The expression of the terroir is brought through to the Laherte grapes through regular and seasonal plowing, nestled in the hills of Chavost and Epernay, France. The wines are made without herbicides, pesticides and stainless steel tanks. It's not about producing grapes as easily as possible, instead, it's about the expression of the soil and of the variety.
The two wines of a most agreeable pricepoint of $75 and $84 a bottle are incredible value: the Ultradition & the Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature. If you feel like getting serious, rolling up your sleeves and drinking in the essence of French countryside and sexiness, go for Les Sept Cepages $175. There are only 3 dozen left in the whole country, and I must say that once you try this champagne, your standards may forever be changed. With even fewer in the country, there is Les Empreintes at $125 per bottle. With so few available, and they may only last a few more days, I will be taking email orders only. Let me know how many bottles you require.