The vineyards of Champagne are planted in three distinct areas south of the city of Reims. The `Montagne de Reims` is predominately planted with Pinot Noir, the backbone to the Champagne blend, whilst Chardonnay is ideally suited to the chalky slopes of the `Cote des Blancs` south of the town of Epernay. Pinot Meunier dominates the `Vallee de la Marne`, an area susceptible to frosts, which it is more able to withstand, due to later budding. The secret of Champagne is in the blend, where wines from different grape varieties and vineyards are blended to achieve the `house style`.
Champagne Lanson formed in 1760 is the third oldest house in Champagne and one of the most prestigious. Founded by Francois Delamotte they obtained the Royal Warrant during the reign of Queen Victoria, something which remains today.Collaborating with the same winemaker, Jean-Paul Gandon, for 38 years, Champagne Lanson is one of the few houses in the Champagne region that chooses not to use malolactic fermentation. The wines are aged for longer than most non vintage Champagnes with a minimum of three years aging. This decision guarantees the freshness and optimal development of the wines` flavours, allowing vintages to mature fully and evolve their complete array of aromas.
Well known Champagne with the famous Black Label. Universally appreciated this is a classic that embodies the character of a great house. Brilliant golden straw colour with glints of amber. An expressive aroma of springtime scents, and hints of toast and honey precede lively ripe fruit flavours and a vibrant citrus finish on the palate.