Last Chance: 2013 Ledru Cuvée du Goulté

Posted by Joe Salamone

Cuvée du Goulté is Ledru's top wine and in 2013, it is dynamite.

Simply put, Ledru's Champagnes are riveting and the 2013 Goulté is a beautiful example of what makes Ledru so special.

Ledru's Champagnes have become painfully rare and now that she's retired, there will not be many vintages left of Goulté down the road.

Goulté is all Pinot Noir and sourced from her best parcels in Ambonnay, one of Champagne's best communes. All the vineyards are classified as Grand Cru. It's also based on the first juice to come out of the press, which is considered to be the finest.

Ledru's Goulté is always a wine of intensity and pristine elegance. It possesses an unobstructed steely, chalky backbone and incredibly clear and floral accented red fruits. 2013 is the most impressive vintage of the wine that we've seen in some time. You get more presence than in many recent vintages, but at the same time everything feels more refined and focused.

Before wrapping up, I should really underscore how limited this offering is. I'll also mention that this is very likely the last offering for the 2013 Goulté. It's a not to be missed Champagne.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2013 Ledru Cuvée du Goulté