Ruppert-Leroy is one of the most exciting new producers to emerge from Champagne in years. In 2009, Benedict Leroy took over the domaine from her father Gerard Ruppert, who farmed organically since 1970, while selling his grapes to the local cooperatives. It’s only with Benedict that the wines are bottled under the domaine’s name. She manages the winery with her husband Emmanuel Leroy; they keep farming organically the same tiny plots in the Aube Valley, located at the southeastern limit of the appellation, outside the small village of Essoyes, close to the border with the Côte d’Or. Their quest for the simplest winemaking has lead them toward the spirit of natural wine. Each cuvée comes from a single vintage of a single vineyard, bottled without dosage. And since 2013, no sulphur is used either. Their champagnes show elegance, energy, and pure class.