You could say that I was cradled in the vineyards. Son and grandson of a winegrower, since all time...
Champagne Olivier et...
Located on hillsides overlooking part of the Marne, near Château-Thierry, the vineyard...
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Champagne Guy Charbaut
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The Guy Charbaut Champagne House is a family estate located in the heart of the best wines of the region...
I am Alain LEGRET, independent winegrower and craftsman. I am therefore the developer of my champagnes from A to Z (my vines, my press, my vats, my cellar) to guarantee the quality of my wines. I...Lire plus Learn more
Our vines are located in the Marne on the prestigious Côte des Blancs, the Coteaux du Sézannais and the Petit Morin. Our parcels cover 4 communes of the Champagne appellation for a cultivated surface of 4.5 hectares:- Talus-Saint-Prix (where we cultivate 57% miller and 43% pinot noir);- Sézanne (100% chardonnay);- Barbonne Fayel (100% chardonnay);- Oyes (100% pinot noir).
In 2016, Sandrine and I decided to go even further than previous generations, by promoting their know-how and the traditions they have passed on. We have strengthened our environmental approach to increase the quality of our champagnes, but with a broader concept of respect for the environment, faithful to our personal convictions: 1- Respect for the terroirWe produce our grapes and produce our champagnes in a natural way without using chemicals. Since 2017, Champagne Legret & Fils has therefore held a French TERRA VITIS environmental certification. In 2018, we entered the first year of the conversion period to obtain official EU Organic certification (only 2% of the surface area exploited in Champagne is cultivated organically, a figure of the 2018 Champagne Committee).2- Respect for biodiversity and the ecosystem It is not just the land, the vine that Champagne Legret & Fils wants to protect. Indeed, we have been making 6 VEGAN Champagne vintages certified Qualità Vegetariana since 2016. It should be noted that, until now, most VEGAN labels do not certify the entire wine making process. Certification bodies often only consider winemaking, without guaranteeing grape production methods, bottle wrapping and packaging. We are pioneers in Champagne, France, since we do not use any products of animal origin, nor the animal labour force, from the vine to the packaging of the bottles. Because organic does not mean vegan, and vegan does not mean organic.... But, for us, one cannot go without the other for the sake of consistency and transparency to our consumers. In this sense, we only use vegetable or mineral biodynamic methods: fermented plant extracts, basalt powder, etc. but no composts from intensive agriculture of animal origin for example. Nor do we use the "500" biodynamic method based on horns and cow dung. As an alternative to clarifying the wine (= "fining" in our jargon) with synthetic or animal products (e.g. gelatin, fish bladder, egg white, albumin), we carry out a simple filtration of our wines with biodegradable and compostable cellulose filter plates. Finally, for bottle wrapping, the paper, ink and glue on labels and the glue on corks do not contain any animal products. Clarification of animal origin is not only an issue for vegan, vegan or vegetarian people since casein, albumin and their derivatives are allergens. 3- Respect for people It is first and foremost for you that Champagne Legret & Fils wishes to offer healthy champagnes with a rich aroma reflecting terroir, tradition and know-how. Our vintages are known for their exceptional quality whether you are vegetarian, vegan, vegan or not. Indeed, we have won several medals in national and international competitions thanks to the talent of our extended family by our employees. We are fortunate to have Jérôme and Louise (a dynamic young woman of 20 years of age, who obtained the Sécateur d'Or 2018, a competition organised by the Ministry of Agriculture) and Jennifer (distiller and lawyer in vineyard, wine and spirits law) in our vineyards. So there are 5 of us conducting the activity and a majority of women. It is for our well-being, health and safety at work that Champagne Legret & Fils is committed to a corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach.
We are keen to pass on the best as we would for our two young sons and to offer quality champagnes that we enjoy drinking as much as sharing with you!