Lelarge-Pugeot

Since 1789, the Lelarge family has been growing grapes in Vrigny, a Premier Cru village in the Montagne de Reims. In the 1930’s, Raymond and his wife, the 5th generation, started bottling the Champagne under the name « Champagne Raymond Lelarge ».

Today, the 7th and 8th generation work together, making unique biodynamic Champagnes from the distinct sandy and clay limestone soils of Vrigny. Certified organic and biodynamic (Ecocert and Demeter), the Lelarge farms 4.4 hectares of Meunier, 2.8 hectares of Pinot Noir and 1.5 hectares of Chardonnay. The family nurture the vineyard with biodynamic preparations, essential oils, compost, plant infusions and plow them with horses. The vineyards are full of lives. Indeed, great wines start in the vineyard! In the cellars, the wines must be manipulated as little as possible. Fermentation is undergone through the help of indigenous yeast and with little to no sulfur. Aged on the lees in oak barrels, foudres or stainless steel vats, they are then aged in the bottle, on the lees, for a minimum of 2 years.