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Especially in the entry-level price range, which is somewhat higher in this region, Lacourte-Godbillon delivers with the Terroirs d'Ecueil a prime example: filigree, straightforward and without frills. Delicate fruit with high minerality. Your Brut Nature delivers this even more consistently and completely free of make-up. With the Millesime from 2013, they offer a complex sparkling wine for great moments or classic dishes. With its intensity due to the maturity and the delicate adjustment to only 3 grams of dosage, it lives from melting, complexity and great pleasure.

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Champagne is on the move. In the past, many winegrowers had long-term leases with the big wineries. There are few places in the world where a better price per kilogram of grapes is paid than in the Champagne region. Accordingly, most winemakers had little need to act. Everyone was doing well. Everyone was happy. But the younger generation was striving for more. They wanted to free themselves from the corset of the well-trodden paths and make their own wines. In the present, we can consider ourselves more than lucky that this small revolution has enriched our wine world so much. Champagne has gained in diversity and character. The styles are as diverse as they are interesting.

This widespread phenomenon in the region has also Lacourte family achieved. Geraldine, her daughter, came to this realization late, but today she is running the wine estate together with her husband Richard Desvignes. The couple is cultivating Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on as few as eight hectares of vineyards in the Montagne de Reims. The two are focusing on the vineyards around their home village. Full concentration on the vineyards and their care. Thus, they do not make unnecessary journeys, because quality is created in the vineyard and not in the cellar. Their wines are fermented in steel tanks and undergo a second fermentation in the bottle with only a low dosage or none at all. The style can be classified as modern, clear and precise.

Written by Marian Henß