“Christian and Thierry Laherte produce Champagne that are perfectly balanced and true to their terroirs.”
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
Laherte Frères was created in 1889 by Jean-Baptiste Laherte on the village of Chavost. The different generations expanded the family estate from 5 hectares to 10 hectares. Christian and Thierry Laherte are the two brothers in charge of the production nowadays. Their ambition is to produce Champagne that reflect all the single plots owned by the family, converting some vineyards into biodynamic culture. Some of the vines are over 70 years of age, which is very rare in Champagne. In the cellar, the aim is to take time, respect the grapes and produce Champagne with the perfect balance.