Created by the Leclerc family, the house was owned by Pascal Leclerc-Briant until his death in 2010. Thanks to him, the estate acted as a precursor in the Champagne region for organic and biodynamic viticulture. Before his death, an American couple of Francophile made sure that his work would not go to waste: they employed two talented winemakers: Hervé Jestin and Frédéric Zeimett. Thanks to their work, the wines have improved immeasurably; they are meticulously vinified, almost natural wines. A rising star.
About the cuvée
With just a small amount of dosage (4 g/l), this champagne enchants from the get-go with its lustrous and intense hue, reflecting a rich, generous wine. The aromatic scent emanates heady notes of candied fruit, honey, citrus, ginger, pepper, rum, and caramel. To the taste, its generous texture is balanced by a beautiful minerality which endows it with great elegance, a long, lingering finish and, of course, fantastic cellaring potential.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.