Vincent Laval


Domaine Georges Laval, Champagne

It's in the heart of the Champagne area, nearby Épernay, in the village of Cumières, that Domaine Georges Laval takes ground organically since 1971. Already Champagne producer before going organic, Georges Laval realised how bad the industrialisation of viticulture was. Georges' son, Vincent, took over the domain in 1996 and embraced the same values of organic farming, environment-friendly growing methods and respect for flavours and traditions.

Because of its soil richness, its particular climate and sun exposition, this terroir was classified as Premier Cru as a reward for the exceptional quality of Champagnes grown on it.

"Taking over the estate in 1996, I continued what I considered mandatory: organic farming, respecting our lifestyle, preserving aromas and original flavours of our terroirs." - Vincent Laval

Location

Champagne, France

Appellations

AOC Vin de Champagne, AOC Cumières

Size

2.5 hectares

Soils

Kimmeridgian limestone soils

Varieties cultivated

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

Annual production

9,000 bottles

Age of vines

30 to 70 year old

Farming/Winemaking

Organic farming, very low intervention on the wines during winemaking

Certification

Ecocert

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