Founded over 120 years ago, the Lancelot Pienne Champagne House has been producing, from generation to generation, vintages that authentically express the richness and refinement of the Champagne terroir. With a wealth of experience in different houses, Jean-Baptiste Lancelot, a passionate winegrower, decided at the end of the Second World War to produce his own wines. A few years later, one of his sons married Brigitte Pienne and the house of Lancelot Pienne was born. Carrying out a perpetual quest for authenticity and excellence, Lancelot Pienne is a family-run, independent house that is renowned for the precision and richness of its champagnes, which are regarded as "vins d'auteur".
Historically established in the heart of the Champagne region, near Cramant, Lancelot Pienne reigns over an 8.30-hectare vineyard that spreads over the terroirs of the Côte des Blancs and the Marne Valley.
Instant Présent by Lancelot Pienne is made from Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs as well as from hillside vineyards located to the south of Epernay. The vineyard is 40 years old on average and is planted on clay and limestone soils.
Vinification and ageing
This wine is vinified in small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a temperature of 18-20°C. 100% malolactic fermentation. Blend of 90% of the 2016 harvest and 10% of 15-year-old reserve wines. This champagne is aged for 30 months in the chalky cellars of the family-owned champagne house. Disgorgement is carried out 6 to 9 months before being released and the dosage is 7 g/litre.
Lancelot Pienne's Instant Présent is a 100% Chardonnay.
Ample and round, Instant Présent by Lancelot Pienne offers alluringly intense notes of white fruits, ripe fruits, freshness and finesse.
Food and wine pairing
This champagne is ideal for the aperitif.