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.
Key notes: Dry with orchard blossom and biscuit notes. $105.00 SGD
Rosé Terroirs | Brut Champagne | France
Smoky mineral notes and a citrusy overtone lead the way in this dry rosé Champagne. The chalky texture carries subtle accents of black cherry, orchard blossom and biscuit. Chill well and serve as an aperitif, with antipasti or charcuterie or at a picnic in the park!
Key notes: Tart green apples, biroche and buttery pastry. $105.00 SGD
Chouilly Grand Cru | Blanc de blancs | France | 2014
An unforgettable bottle of organic Champagne with pronounced notes of delicious green apples, brioche and buttery pastry. A very spirited and well-defined bottle of sparkling white. With some greenery on the nose, makes a great match with anitpasti.