Founded over 120 years ago, the Lancelot Pienne Champagne House has been producing, from generation to generation, vintages that authentically express the richness and refinement of the Champagne terroir. With a wealth of experience in different houses, Jean-Baptiste Lancelot, a passionate winegrower, decided at the end of the Second World War to produce his own wines. A few years later, one of his sons married Brigitte Pienne and the house of Lancelot Pienne was born. Carrying out a perpetual quest for authenticity and excellence, Lancelot Pienne is a family-run, independent house that is renowned for the precision and richness of its champagnes, which are regarded as "vins d'auteur".
Historically established in the heart of the Champagne region, near Cramant, Lancelot Pienne reigns over an 8.30-hectare vineyard that spreads over the terroirs of the Côte des Blancs and the Marne Valley.
Lancelot Pienne's cuvée Tradition comes from vineyards located on the hillsides to the south of Epernay and the Marne Valley. The vines are 40 years old on average and are planted on clay-limestone soils.
Vinification and ageing
This wine is vinified in small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a temperature of 18-20°C. 100% malolactic fermentation. A blend of 70% of the 2014 harvest and 30% of 18-year-old reserve wines, this champagne is aged for 48 months in the chalky cellars of the family home. Disgorgement is carried out 9 months before being released and the dosage is 7 g/litre.
Lancelot Pienne's Tradition comprises a blend of Pinot Meunier (70%), Chardonnay (15%) and Pinot Noir (15%).