Vines average 25 years in age, with the oldest parcel 60+ years old. Yields of 5 tons/acre. Sustainably‐grown. Jean carefully limits his vineyard treatments, uses solar panels to generate winery’s electricity, and uses reclaimed rainwater for winery operations. Certification in sustainable agriculture (HVE) is pending. Vintage bottlings are produced from select vineyard parcels.
Situated in the Aube, an outlying Champagne district south of Marne that shares the same chalky soils as the heart of Champagne and Chablis.
The house style at Champagne Laurent is characterized by single‐varietal bottlings (not blends), and stainless steel vinification and elevage (no oak) with full malolactic conversion. Pure Chardonnay, aged 30 months in tank prior to bottling and then spent 8 years on the lees sur latte and 2 years on the lees sur point prior to release. Bottle aging is takes place on cork (liege) which gives the wines some extra polish. Finished with 6‐8 g/l sugar unless no dosage is requested.
Aged a minimum of 3 years in the bottle.
New Jersey and New York