The vineyards of the Champagne House are located near Epernay, the historic birthplace of champagne. They cultivate 10 hectares of AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée - wine of controlled origin in France) vineyards; the majority of those are o lder than 30 years. The vineyards are planted into clay and limestone soils of the Marne valley and obtain their special characteristics in the villages of Cuchery and Baslieux sous Châtillon. Each of the grape varieties, Meunier, Pinot Noir and even Chardonnay, subtly complement each other in the production of our Lieb Ju Champagne. They benefit from the local microclimate of the Marne valley slopes, especially the southern exposure.
Epernay, the capital of Champagne
They all stand side by side, along the Avenue de Champagne, stone palaces of champagne houses, monuments of an ancient time but still of a fairly contemporary size in this narrow, busy road that leads into the middle of the vineyards. It is some flair of good neighbours, as they reside and represent the big companies and families in this charming little town. Champagne is the first civic duty here.
The labyrinthine wine-cellars in the city of Épernay hold two hundred million bottles of champagne and at least as many stories.
The date of harvest for the Lieb Ju Champagne is determined from an analysis of samples taken 4-6 weeks earlier, with the purpose of achieving a perfect balance between the abundant sugar content and the natural acidity. Healthy and fully ripe grapes define the quality of our wines. It's the reward for a whole year of work. A year where every single moment was full of passionate, intense and hard work. For about ten days a large family of loyal gatherers is reunited: loyal harvest helpers who have always enjoyed our hospitality. This way, many diligent helpers gather the grapes every year, which are then immediately brought to the wine press centre in which they are processed according to modern methods.
The winegrower is an artist,
the vine is his instrument.
his efforts and his experience
lead to the creation of a masterpiece.
Oeuvre d'art of a delicately sparkling champagne.