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Since its foundation, Le Brun de Neuville has built itself around a history of families of winegrowers with a common desire to equip themselves with effective tools. Their knowledge, combined with the rich product of their Terroir, enables them to produce Champagne of the highest quality.
The Maison's vineyard of 150 hectares spreads over the undulating and chalky slopes of the Sézannais, south of the Marne. The vines, which are essentially Chardonnay, are mostly over 40 years old.
The vineyard stretches over 7 crus (villages), each having its own characteristics, which are exploited thanks to the work of the Chef de Cave and his team.
- La Celle sous Chantemerle,
Le Brun de Neuville occupies a driving role amongst its vine growers, encouraging them to adopt sustainable viticulture practices. Grapes from organic vineyards, grown without any herbicides, ploughed and certified "Haute Valeur Environmentale" (HVE) or "Viticulture Durable en Champagnes" (VDC) are valued. During harvest time, grapes are handpicked, pressed and vinified according to grape variety, village of production and agricultural practice. This selection allows us to broaden the choice of "vins clairs" in preparation for the blending stage.
In stainless steel tanks, oak vats or oak barrels, with or without malolactic fermentation, with natural or selected yeasts, the vinification is adapted according to the characteristics of each juice.
Gilles Baltazart, Chef de Cave since 1986, and his team blend the upcoming cuvées by using only the first press wines for Le Brun de Neuville Champagnes.
Most of the cuvées are created from several vintages. To preserve more freshness and authenticity in its reserve wines, Le Brun de Neuville selects, according to their profiles, the "vins clairs" that will not make the malolactic fermentation. This practice guarantees excellent aging potential.
Time is a key factor. All cuvées rest on their lees for a minimum of 36 months, some for more than a decade. We attach even more importance to the aging of the Authentique range, carried out "under cork".
After disgorgement, dosages low in sugar are favoured so that the natural character of the wines are expressed.
Champagne Le Brun de Neuville offers a full range of elegant and generous Champagnes. The emblematic Chardonnay, planted in the majority of our vineyards, shows its finesse and delicacy in our 3 different ranges of Champagne offered direct to UK customers:
Le Brun de Neuville’s emblematic Tradition range expresses the freshness of the grape variety and the chalky minerality of our soil. Aged a minimum of 48 months on lees, these Champagnes are generous, with a mineral purity.
Following the Champagne tradition of the past centuries, the Authentique cuvées have matured under cork for many years. This particular method favours the micro-oxygenation of the wine and develops the power and the finesse of its aromas. This "cork-staple" sealing technique is more labour intensive, the disgorging is done by hand.
From selected plots and matured for 8 to 10 years on lees, Lady de N. cuvées represent the quintessence of Champagne Le Brun de Neuville's know how. These Champagnes are dedicated to gastronomy; fine, elegant and endowed with great complexity.