Jacques Lassaigne Extra Brut – Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV
Jacques Lassaigne is a 4.7-hectare family vineyard located in Montgueux, which has a vein of limestone soil where Chardonnay thrives. This area is technically part of the Aube department, but is much further north most of the Cote des Bars which features wines often primarily made from Pinot Meunier. The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is a blend of nine different vineyard sites & two successive vintages. Emmanuel Lassaigne, Jacques’ son who now runs the vineyard, began working the vines in 1999, and made the bold decision to craft wines from individual parcels. Emmanuel disgorges all the bottles by hand himself, a very uncommon practice in Champagne, where machine disgorgement is the norm.