The singular terroir of Montgueux, in the Aube region, has a long-standing reputation: today it is held high by Emmanuel Lassaigne and his champagne cuvées with a very "natural" presence.
The Champagne terroir of Montgueux is unique and exceptional. A hill with chalky soil that rises in the plain around Troyes, the capital of the Aube, an "inspired hill" sometimes referred to as the "Montrachet" of Champagne, with some 200 ha of vines almost entirely planted with Chardonnay. This is where the Lassaigne family estate is located, managed since 1999 by Emmanuel Lassaigne, a generous and good-natured person, a true figure of the Montgueux vineyard. The estate consists of 3.5 hectares of Chardonnay, to which are added the contributions of about 2 hectares of vines selected from neighbours. For the cuvées, whether parcel-based (Le Cotet) or made from blends of parcels, there is a single philosophy: no inputs in the vineyard, quality of the fruit, low interventionist vinification (indigenous yeasts, low sulphur content, dosage now banned) and long maturation. And a single challenge: the most accurate expression of the Montgueux terroir.