Champagne Legret and Fils, Makinf Artisan Champagne Since 1965
Champagne Legret and Fils are independent winegrowers in the Champagne region who make unique artisan champagnes at their estate. Currently, in the fourth generation, Jacqueline Legret and Jean-Pierre started the Jean-Pierre Legret brand in 1965. Alain Legret joined the family business in 1986 after studying oenology and winemaking. With the extension of the wine cellar and installation of a new wine press in 2000, the estate became an independent winegrower. Alain started running the winery along with his wife Sandrine after his parent’s retirement. He learned a lot of new skills and techniques, and in 2017, successfully converted the estate to organic and sustainable viticulture and got the Terra Vitis environmental certification. It is a great achievement because only 2.5% of the total viticulture region in Champagne is cultivated organically.
Gifted Terroir of Petit Morin Valley
The estate is on the slopes of the Petit Morin Valley, covering around 5 hectares. The vineyards facing south have clayey soils while the Barbonne Fayel and Sezanne have limestone soils perfect for the Chardonnay grape. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier also grow here. The staff is focussed on preserving the ecosystem and developing the biodiversity in the region. The best grapes are handpicked, and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Clear wines rest in wooden casks, and attention is given to the development of blends and second fermentation of the wines. There is no use of any animal products in the making of their champagnes, and they are 100% vegan certified. The love and respect for nature allow them to make champagnes that fully reflect the qualities of their land and have won numerous awards.