Champagne Legret & Fils - Equilibre Champagne Extra Brut 750ml NV (12% ABV)

Champagne Legret & Fils - Equilibre Champagne Extra Brut 750ml NV (12% ABV)

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Champagne Legret & Fils is a small family-owned Champagne producer. Alain and Sandrine are the fourth generation. Alain joined his parents in 1986, the estate became an independent grower in 2000 and Alain and Sandrine took the lead in 2006 when Jean-Pierre and Jacqueline retired.

Alain and Sandrine farm 5 hectares of vines. The winery is located in Talus-Saint-Prix, north of Sézanne, in direction of Epernay. The vineyards are on the slopes of the Valley of the Petit Morin and in the Sézannais. They grow Pinot Noir and Meunier in Talus-Sain-Prix and Oye, on south-facing clayey-silty plots, and Chardonnay on plots in Sézanne and Barbonne, where the limestone subsoils suit Chardonnay best.

Since Alain took the lead, he has kept moving toward sustainability and natural practices. The estate has been Terra Vitis certified since 2017, and has launched its organic conversion and certification in 2018 (conversion being achieved now). All wines are also Vegan certified. The estate has launched a vitiforestry program in 2020.

We loved the approach of the estate, very far from the sparkles of large champagne house, very down to hearth and humble. An authentic small grower champagne estate that is making extremely balanced and diverse inspiring Champagne, at amazing value. At Legret & Fils, it's about honesty, work, and progressive improvement and certainly not about fame and business. Our type of Champagne!

An excellent entry-level Champagne that will please all type of crowds, from the beginners to the most connoisseurs. As the grower term means, Champagne Legret is a producer that farms its own fruit. The estate has 5 hectares of vines a bit north of Sezanne, at the southern limit of Côte des Blancs, growing Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay. Embracing sustainability and diversity in their farming, they are Organic, Vegan and also Terra Vitis certified.

The wines are precise, balanced, and elegant, with a small yet diverse lineup focusing on no or low dosage.  Keywords: delicious, humble, honest and authentic   Alain and Sandrine really took this 4th generation estate to a very nice place.⁣

Dried banana aroma, golden apple and orange fruits on the nose.
The palate is fresh, develops aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and almond notes.

5 g dosage, 5 years on the lees

40% from reserve wines, 60% from base vintage

certified vegan

region: Champagne, France

varietal: 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay

style: sparkling (traditional method)

farming/cellar: certified organic, practicing biodynamic, hand picked, gentle press, first fermentation in combo of steel and barrel, 2nd fermentation on lees in bottle, hand riddled, disgorged,