Artisan champagnes are the life and soul of champagne. These are the champagnes made by families and Houses who date back generations and have the knowledge and experience to produce the finest quality champagnes year after year. That knowledge is handed down generation by generation and ensures the traditions and unique practices are preserved. Sometimes referred to as "grower champagnes", the products are often made using grapes from Grand Cru villages where vines can be up to 90 years old. Many Artisan champagne producers sell around 75-80% of their crop to the leading brands, the remainder they keep to produce their own champagnes. If they didn't do this we would only ever see the "mass produced" main brands and much of the art that lies behind crafting a beautiful champagne would be lost. Production is in much lower volumes, but is usually of a much richer quality, so when you buy a champagne from this range, you are buying the best. All our Artisan champagnes are personally selected by us, and we spend time in the region tasting and discovering the history behind the champagne producers. Support these smaller higher quality Houses and enjoy their champagnes, they really are the heart that makes champagne tick.
Champagne Sanger is a very unique Champagne House. The House is in fact, the wine making school in Avize, and since 1952, students, professionals and the cellar master have been producing the Sanger range. The wine growers learning their trade at the school are taught the techniques and know how required to produce Champagne, and innovation is very much encouraged. The House has access to much of the terroir of Champagne and can call upon countless vineyards to select their grapes from. The grapes they use are often from Grand Cru villages and enable stunning Champagnes to be produced. Generations of students have started their champagne lives producing Sanger under the direction the cellar master but also learning from their peers. The school was officially set up in 1927 by the Government and today has a significant place in Champenois, training more than 80% of the winegrowers-to-be .
Since 1969, the Soutiran Champagne House's ambition has been to reveal, through its wines, all the wealth of their exceptional vineyards. Thanks to the quality of the selected grapes, and to the skilled blendings, wonderful champagnes, complex wines with a strong personality, are produced.
The heritage of the family know-how, combined with a love of gastronomy, leads to originality without betraying the characteristics of the vineyards. Like a famous chef who selects his ingredients judiciously and transforms them with talent, Patrick and Valerie produce their champagnes with the same passion, selecting the best vineyards to create unique champagnes such as the Perle Noire vintage or the "de Saignèe" pink champagne.
The consumers' enthusiasm, the confidence of the professionals and the recognition of the press are so many incentives for the future that motivate us to continue on the path of originality.
The amazing Lavergne Brut Classic. A fresh gentle Champagne, boasting luxury, class and style. This superb Champagne is blended from the old vines of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the soil of the first counts of Champagne parcels of land. Its the traditional Champagne derived from some of the oldest known Champagne Estates. Matured for a...
We are delighted to introduce François Lavergne Classic Rosé Champagne. This beautiful Rosé Champagne is bursting with flavour, soft and gentle, and ideal with desserts as it’s not over sweet. It offers a wonderful bouquet full of perfumes with scents of violets giving it a fresh spring like aroma.100% Pinot Meunier
Jean Milan "Transparence" 2007, made exclusively from the 2007 vintage. A "brut nature" with a dosage of just 2g/l leaving nothing hidden. This is a rounded champagne which expresses the terroir. The roundness of 2007 chardonnay with great structure and with further ageing, has an opportunity to express its true character.100% Chardonnay
A beautifully crafted Brut, with an equal balance of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The 20% of Chardonnay just gives it that extra little edge. As good as a Vintage thanks to the richness and the ageing.40% Pinot Noir 40% Pinot Meunier 20% Chardonnay 15% of the blend are from reserve wines
This is a Rosé bursting with flavour and perfect with food or as an aperitif. Full of fruitness and rich aromas, this is a superb Champagne. Available in limited quantities. 40% Pinot Noir 50% Pinot Meunier 10% Chardonnay
A well balanced blending of crus from Montage de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Massif de Saint-Thierry, Coteaux du Sézannais and the Côte des Bar creates a roundness and crispness with provides a wonderful harmony. Using grapes which have been manually harvested and produced following classical Champenoise vinification techniques....
This classical Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru reflects the chalky mother-earth, and the expressive strong flavours of the white Chardonnay grape. Blended with 30% of wines which have not undergone any malolactic fermentation which preserves its natural freshness. Silver medal at World Chardonnays Contest in 2013. Mentioned in Hachette Guide 2012.100%...
The minerality defines a Champagne House and this combination of a single variety of grape from a single year from a single plot of land creates a nutty and fruity expression of a mature Chardonnay. A single grape variety from a single year from a single plot, this Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru mirrors the chalky earth and the diverse variety of the...
Named to reflect the pace and grace of a Tango through the blending of crisp Chardonnay with full bodied Pinot Noir to create a sweet and fruity champagne. Crisp and sharp Chardonnay confronts full bodied Pinot Noir. A darker red than may Rosé Champagnes, but its deep concentration is superb. 90% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Noir
The food lovers Champagne. This wonderful Champagne enhances any table and pairs superbly with many different foods.100% Pinot Noir