Producer

Champagne J.M. Labruyère

Country

FRANCE

Region of production

CHAMPAGNE

Appellations

Champagne Grand Cru

Founded

2012

Climate

Oceanic

Soil composition

Clay-limestone with sandy deposits

Vineyard

5.6 hectares currently under production

Agriculture

Sustainable

Production Volume

Between 30 000 and 40 000 bottles:
90% sparkling white wines,
10% rosés.

Varieties Grown

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Ages of Vines

30 years

Behind the Wines

Edouard Labruyère

Head of the Labruyère estates (Burgundy, Bordeaux) since 2008, Edouard is the mastermind behind the family’s venture in Champagne. In 2012, he established a winery in the Grand Cru village of Verzenay; which lies within the sub-region of the Montagne de Reims (famous for Pinot Noir). This estate is a fitting addition to the family’s collection of prestigious terroirs through-out France, and pays homage to Edouard’s ancestor, Jean-Marie.

Champagne Influenced by Burgundy

100% Grand Cru Champagne
“When Edouard told us he was planning to make Champagne exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards, we were intrigued. The result is a testament to his unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality. This terroir-driven wine features elegant brioche aromas and tempting white peach flavours. Full-bodied and rich, with a lengthy, nuanced finish; this is a truly great Champagne”.
— Denis Marsan, GALLEON
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“Our philosophy? To craft wines that represent the purest expression of France’s finest terroirs.  We are convinced that our Grand Cru vineyards have the potential to produce legendary Champagne.” – Edouard Labruyère

A Focus on Single Vineyard Vinification

At Domaine J.M. Labruyère each plot is vinified separately to highlight the individual characteristics of each terroir. This is fairly common practice for top Burgundian estates, but is less frequently seen in Champagne. Here, most grapes are fermented in large tanks, blending vineyard parcels from across the region. Domaine Labruyère’s unique approach allows them to craft singular wines like their “Page Blanche” Blanc de Blancs. The combination of chalky soils and specific micro-climate of the source vineyard gives wonderfully sweet Chardonnay. The resultant wine is incredibly elegant, with fine, persistent bubbles, impressive purity and vibrant minerality. 

Family Values Across the Vineyards of France

Already present in Burgundy, Beaujolais and Bordeaux, the Labruyère family acquired their first Champagne vineyards in 2012. The estate bears the initials “J.M.” in reference to the founder of the Labruyère winemaking dynasty: Jean-Marie. He acquired the family’s first vineyards in 1850, in the area now known as Moulin-à-Vent. The traditional values of family and hard work have been passed down from generation to generation ever since.

Terroir

The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards are situated on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims. This exposure has proven highly beneficial to the vines. The surrounding forests transmit heat, accumulated during the day, to the vineyards in the cool hours of the night allowing for ideal ripening conditions. The combination of clay-limestone soils, streaked with sandy deposits, and the oceanic climate, produce grapes of exceptional quality.