Grassy vines, hedgerows, orchards, embankments, trees and low walls. give a particular charm to the vineyard of the Lenoble champagne house.
Yields have fallen and are, for Lenoble, below average in Champagne.
Always in search of the best, Anne and Antoine Malassagne, great-grandchildren of Armand-Raphaël Graser who founded the AR Lenoble House in 1920, adapt each year, at the time of the harvest to the quality of the grapes that enter the press.
Each plot of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay is harvested when the bunches are mature. What sometimes is not always at the same time since their plot are three different places in Champagne.
AR Lenoble has obtained the “High Environmental Value” certification (in 2012).
I had the privilege of being invited to a lunch at the Verjus restaurant, in Paris, to discover this champagne and its different wines.
Aperitif: burrata, melon cooked and raw; tomato crostata cherries, sorrel; beef tartar, wildflowers
Served with Champagne AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chouilly
Line bar, peach cherry tomato and popcorn
Served with Champagne AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chouilly 2008
Duck cooked with hay, fig, potatoes and wild salad.
Served with Champagne AR Lenoble Rosé Terroirs Chouilly-Brisseul
Napoleon cheese 18 months and Comté 24 months with sourdough bread
Served with Champagne AR Lenoble Gentleman Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chouilly 2009
Apple, raw chocolate ice cream, caramelized quinoa, nuts
Served with Champagne AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chouilly 2002
Everything was perfect ! It was delicious.
To return to the Lenoble house, the grandfather of Anne and Antoine Malassagne built in 1947 in the middle of the vineyard, a small shelter to deposit tools, be able to take shelter and be able to bring meticulous daily supervision to its vines.
Today this cabin is referenced among the 120 boxes by the Regional Natural Park of Champagne.
She will undergo many works to become a friendly champagne tasting place, surrounded by vineyards and become a table d’hôtes.
I admit that I would like to have a look … Lunch in the vineyard while enjoying a glass of champagne Lenoble …
Anne Malassagne said to us: “Champagne is a wine … It goes with everything … It is drunk with moderation … (or not) at parties, but it is also consumed without fuss, in the conviviality and can be used with all types of dishes. “
I invite you to visit their website to discover all the subtleties of their wines, they have data sheets very well designed for each vintage.