Champagne J.M. Labruyère
Huset producerer nonvintage Grand Cru champagnerne: Prologue Extra Brut, Paradoxe Blanc de Noirs, Anthologie Champagne Rosé og Page Blanche Blanc de Blancs.
Champagne J.M. Labruyère represents today almost 6 ha (15 acres) located in Verzenay and Verzy. Vineyards are composed of 70 % of Pinot Noir and 30 % of Chardonnay.
In 1873, an unofficial ranking placed Verzenay among the top 3 Crus in Champagne and that is why the Labruyère Family chose this village on the glorious Montagne de Reims. It is a charming place steeped in history: its soils and vineyards are famed since Gallo-Roman times. In the ninth century, it was named Virdunacus from the Latin Viridium Sanum meaning "green area". Partially destroyed during World War I due to its proximity to the front, Verzenay managed to keep intact its two symbolic buildings: a windmill located on Mont-Boeuf and a famous lighthouse on Mont Rizan that is now a Museum of the Vine.
Out of the 320 grape-growing villages in Champagne only 17 are ranked Grand Cru for the quality of their grapes. Montagne de Reims (286 metres / 879 feet) influences and protects the terroir of Verzenay renowned for its Pinot Noir, endowing champagne with exceptional character, structure and ageing potential. The estate has the chance to own vineyards in some of the best "climats" of Montagne de Reims such as Les Rochelles, Les Champs Saint-Martin, Les Longues Raies, Les Champs Romés and Les Potences.
Edouard Labruyère chose to apply in Verzenay same techniques as in Meursault and in Pomerol, both in the cellar and in the vineyard. Since 2012 he is working together with Vincent Van Waesberghe, Chef de Cave and Chef de Vigne, and Nadine Gublin, oenologist from Domaine Jacques Prieur. In this new adventure, we pursue our philosophy: discovering and reviving mythical forgotten French terroirs. We believe that these Grand Cru vineyards have the potential to produce icon wines and only the best grapes from exclusive plots will be used to craft them.