Grape: Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
Jules Lassalle established this family-owned Champagne house in 1942 in the village of Chigny-Les-Roses on the Montagne de Reims. When he passed away in 1982 his wife, Olga, and their daughter, Chantal Decelle-Lassalle, took over the estate, upholding Jules’ high standards and progressively pushing the domaine to the next level. In 2006, Chantal’s daughter, Angéline Templier, joined the estate as winemaker. These tough, hardworking women continue to follow the vinification methods established by Jules in the forties: they use the same wooden basket press he installed in the winery over fifty years ago, pressing and vinifying the individual plots separately. Champagne J. Lassalle works with all three varietals authorized in the region (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) on sixteen hectares of vineyards, all of them premier cru.
Bright pale yellow color. Fresh and minerally, with aromas of ripe stone fruits and a hint of licorice typical of fine Pinots Noirs from the Montagne de Reims. Round and smooth on the palate, leading into an energetic and slightly saline finish.