“David Léclapart is guided by four principles in his job: Purity, Energy, Pleasure, Ecology.”
The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.
History / Ethos
Champagne David Léclapart is located in Trépail, Premier Cru village of the Montagne de Reims. David biodynamically farms 3 hectares of land divided among 20 parcels, guided by the principles of purity, energy, pleasure and ecology. He believes these principles show how nature expresses itself through Champagne. These practices are continued in the cellar with minimal intervention. There is no reserve wines and zero dosage in the different cuvées.