"Hervé Gestin produce Champagne true to their terroir and true to each single plots."
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 Leclerc Briant was established in 1872 on the banks of River Marne near Epernay. The estate started its conversion towards Organic practices in the 1940s and then became biodynamic during the 1980s. The focus of this House of Champagne is clearly on the respect of the soils, terroirs and surrounding nature, which can be perceived on the final product - Clean and pure Champagne with emotions. Champagne Leclerc Briant has been bought in 2012 by a couple of Americans sharing the same ethos and perpetuating the tradition.