Sister-and-brother owners Anne and Antoine Malassagne are the great-grandchildren of Armand-Raphaël Graser. They took over in 1993 from their father and in just over twenty years, they have quietly yet confidently transformed AR Lenoble into one of the jewels of the Champagne region.
Anne and Antoine manage every aspect of the business personally, supported by a team of 12 individuals spread between the vineyards, the winery and the offices. AR Lenoble is 100% family-owned and 100% independent, with Jancis Robinson noting that they are “a small house making a big point."
The family have a strong commitment to organic Champagne making. At harvest time, the grapes are picked by hand, carefully sorted and then pressed in one of the 3 traditional wooden presses. Their experience working with the grapes, perpetual testing and openness to new methods and techniques make their sparkling ones some of the most delicious organic examples out there.