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Kingdom

Champagne Pierre Legras, Grand cru à Chouilly - The Chardonnay, as the  jewel of the kingdom

The Chardonnay, as the

jewel of the kingdom

The history of Pierre Legras Champagne is closely linked to that of its Grand Cru terroir. Chouilly, an emblematic village of the Côte des Blancs, has witnessed successive generations of winemakers falling in love with their lands. Considered the jewel of their kingdom, Chardonnay dominates the ten hectares of the house. At its side, Pinot Noir and Meunier go together perfectly. For several decades, Vincent Legras has been perpetuating this legacy, working his domaine with the aim of preserving for and passing on in the future.

An inimitable

subsoil

On the ten hectares that make up the domain, seven are exclusively dedicated to Chardonnay, in the village of Chouilly. This choice is due to the unique characteristics of its climate and soil. Predisposed to accommodate this inimitable bay, the chalky subsoil consists of a large quantity of calcite granules; the remains of marine micro-organisms when Chouilly was still an ocean. The guarantee of obtaining wines with a deep minerality and finesse. The rest of the vineyard is made up of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. Dealing with the soil in Chouilly, the three grape varieties flourish on denser and more humid earth and deliver fruity wines of great elegance.

Champagne Pierre Legras, Grand cru à Chouilly - An inimitable  subsoil
Champagne Pierre Legras, Grand cru à Chouilly - Thinking about viticulture  in a sustainable  way

Thinking about viticulture

in a sustainable

way

For 30 years, Vincent Legras has run his vineyard with the aim of preserving the environment. Treatments, organic matter, grass … each step of the vine is thought about and planned in a sustainable way. To have proof of and understand its impact on nature, Vincent keeps a written record season after season. Rigorous monitoring that is required throughout the year, reinforced by regular analyses. A veritable strategy in viticulture, Vincent Legras has grassed a large part of his vineyard to fight against erosion, and protect the water resource.