Marks and reviews
Located in the heart of Aÿ, one of the 17 Champagne villages to be classified as Grand Cru, the Lallier Champagne House has been writing its history since its foundation by René Lallier in 1906. In his constant quest for excellence, Réné-James Lallier, the founder's grandson, started a new page in the history of the house by carrying out major modernisation work on the wine-making facilities in 1996. In 2004, Francis Tribaut, a passionate Champagne producer who advises other great names in Champagne, acquired the Lallier House.
Lallier wines are renowned for their finesse and their authentic expression of the richness of the most beautiful terroirs of Champagne.
Ouvrage by Lallier comprises a blend of two parcels classified as Grands Crus. A 42-year-old Chardonnay vineyard located in Oger on the Côte des Blancs and a 46-year-old Pinot Noir vineyard located in Aÿ on the Montagne de Reims. Cultivated without herbicides or pesticides and by ploughing the soils, these two parcels provide this champagne with a unique identity.
Vinification and ageing
Made from 80% of the year's wine and 20% reserve wines, this champagne is vinified using the house's own yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for a minimum of 5 years in the cellars. Disgorgement is carried out approximately 5 months before being sold. The dosage of this Extra-Brut champagne is 3 g/litre.
Ouvrage by Lallier comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%).
This champagne showcases a beautiful golden yellow colour.
The nose blends roasted notes with a beautiful minerality.
The palate reveals, with elegance and complexity, fruity fragrances (apricot), buttered and brioche aromas as well as subtle toasted notes.
Food and wine pairing
Enjoy as an aperitif, Ouvrage by Lallier will complement shellfish or fish.
This champagne can be decanted and re-corked 30 minutes in the fridge before serving at 8-10°C.