Lallier's cuvees are sourced almost exclusively from Grand Cru villages. The Champagne house holds 12 hectares of vineyards spread over 43 plots – of which 5 are in the famous Grand Cru vineyard of Aÿ and 3 in two Grand Crus in the Côte des Blancs.
The house of Lallier specialises in producing champagnes by sourcing exclusively from vineyards officially classified Grand Cru and Premier Cru. 2/3 of this 100% Chardonnay wine is The provenance of the grapes enables a low dosage to express the purity and the richness of these terroirs. With a dosage of 8g/L, the bottles are matured on their lees in chalk cellars for 36 -48 months. The wine is then left to rest for 3 - 5 months between disgorgement and shipping
Lallier are a small family enterprise under the stewardship of winemaker Francis Tribaut. The Lallier family has been based in Aÿ for five generations and founded the house of Champagne Lallier in 1906. In 2003, Francis Tribaut took over the running and winemaking of the estate and the quality and reputation has seen a significant enhancement in that period.
Francis has focused on the production of high quality Champagnes, founded on the distinctive and defined Aÿ Grand Cru Pinot Noir character and style. Today they produce around 350,000 bottles, so remain small and very focused.
Fantastic as an aperitif but equally wonderful with grilled fish and seafood.
In the press
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016