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CHAMPAGNE VINCENT LAMOUREUX

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Atypical soils and meticulous vinification!

Our vineyard is located in the largest terroir of Champagne, in Les Riceys, which is the only village to have 3 appellations of controlled origin: CHAMPAGNES, ROSÉ DES RICEYS and COTEAUX CHAMPENOIS. Its 866 hectares of vines make it the most important wine-growing commune in Champagne. Our family estate grows Pinot Noir (70%) ,Chardonnay (20%), Pinot....

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Our vineyard is located in the largest terroir of Champagne, in Les Riceys, which is the only village to have 3 appellations of controlled origin: CHAMPAGNES, ROSÉ DES RICEYS and COTEAUX CHAMPENOIS. Its 866 hectares of vines make it the most important wine-growing commune in Champagne. Our family estate grows Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (20%), Pinot Blanc (8%) and Pinot Gris (2%). Harvesting-Handling, we produce our champagnes on the property. An atypical pinot noir, unique soils by its limestone bringing an exceptional maturity, clay-limestone and stony soils, visible on the ground with a soil tinged with ochre and yellow strewn with a multitude of white stones. It is these stones that were also used to build the cadoles, the old winegrowers' lodges particular to the Barrois. The harvest is still being picked by hand.

Our story

Sylviane VINCENT and Jean Michel LAMOUREUX brought their farms together in 1988. Their son Emilien, who joined the estate in 2012, after studying viticulture and winemaking in Beaune, has a superb 19th century stone vaulted cellar in which a few barrels are kept, offering optimal conditions for the ageing of wines and champagnes. Their "Independent Winegrowers and Terra Vitis" certifications: guarantee the origin and the technical itinerary from the ground to the bottle in order to communicate and justify their working practices. These specifications are national with regional specificities. It is amended every year in order to adapt as closely as possible to regulatory changes. Its main features are: stopping weeding in the middle, reducing the least respectful molecules, reducing the frequency of treatments, traceability in the vat house, mature samples. It is a strong commitment but within a framework that is flexible, evolving, innovative and responsible in order to preserve as much as possible a living world while raising a quality product for the pleasure of tasters. They work their land in order to pass on to future generations in good health, a "living land" but also an economically viable domain that is proud of its environmental label for the benefit of the vine, the earth and people.

Other little stories

Jean Michel, who is still passionate about the vinification of champagnes, vinifies the Rosé des Riceys wine. This atypical and exceptional 100% Pinot Noir wine, produced by maceration, is special in our vineyard. Due to its strong pink colour, it is produced on plots classified as Rosé des Riceys, particularly on our very steep hillsides facing south, and the grapes are sorted by hand on a sorting table at harvest time. Then maceration begins, this short vinification is monitored day and night, from hour to hour, in order to determine the precise moment when the famous "Riceys Rosé taste" is born. The winegrower decides when the vatting time is right, i.e. the grapes must be taken out of the vat and pressed gently, and it is best enjoyed at an ideal temperature of between 10° and 12°. This wine was the favorite of the Louis XIV, there should always be a bottle of Rosé des Riceys on the table at mealtimes.

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