For nearly a century, Champagne AR Lenoble has remained 100% family-owned and 100% independent.
Sister and brother owners Anne and Antoine Malassagne are the great-grandchildren of Armand-Raphaël Graser who founded Champagne AR Lenoble in 1920.
Champagne AR Lenoble believes very strongly in privileging the characteristic expression of fruit from its own vineyards located in three prime locations in Champagne:
CHOUILLY, the northernmost Grand Cru village located on the celebrated Côte des Blancs (10 hectares are estate-owned by Champagne AR Lenoble) and home of some of the most magnificent Chardonnay in all of Champagne.
BISSEUIL, the Premier Cru village located between Mareuil-sur-Ay and Tours-sur-Marne (6 hectares are estate-owned by Champagne AR Lenoble) and home of rich and structured Pinot Noir.
DAMERY, the site of Champagne AR Lenoble since 1920, located to the immediate east of Cumières. The village is home to some elegant and expressive Pinot Meunier due to soils that are a combination of clay and limestone.
Champagne AR Lenoble is fortunate enough to own 2.5 hectares.
Champagne AR Lenoble uses exclusively the CUVEE to craft the wines, never the TAILLE. All reserve wines are conserved in either small Burgundy barrels of 225 litres or 5000-litre foudres. Malolactic fermentation is done or not done according to parcel and year however it is
never done for vinified or aged under wood.
The goal is to create wines which are precise, vinous and full of character. The wines of Champagne AR Lenoble are recognised for their round and creamy texture, with bubbles perfectly integrated.
Champagne AR Lenoble Brut Rosé Terroirs: Champagne AR Lenobles' pinot noir and meunier is too rich to stand alone as a rosé, so the house tactically calls upon the structure and fresh acid drive of its Chouilly chardonnay. In colour, tannin structure and oak presence, there’s a more toned demeanour to this cuvee at the moment. It’s a precocious thing, with a momentary fanfare of tangelo, candied strawberry and musk that proclaims
the opulence of Chouilly, then immediately vanishes. The citrus fruits of Chouilly are heightened by a touch of Bisseuil pinot noir, and the discreetly handled texture of a touch of oak. It concludes elegant and fine.