• Benoit Lahaye 2008 Violaine Sans Soufre

    One of the most intriguing wines at this year’s Terres et Vins tasting was Benoît Lahaye’s new sans soufre cuvée, Violaine. There are several producers who have made champagnes entirely without the addition of sulfur, most notably Drappier, Jacques Selosse and Pascal Doquet, and since 2008, Lahaye has been experimenting with doing the same.

    Violaine is made of equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir, from two adjacent parcels of 20-year-old vines on
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