The philosophy at Lacourte Godbillon is simple: the wine must be an expression of its terroir.

It's this mindset that drives everything at this family-owned, grower Champagne estate. Current winemaker and owner Geraldine Lacourte, alongside husband Richard Desvignes and a team of just three others, strive to deliver the utmost care and attention to this exceptional terroir. True growers in every sense, they own all 8ha of their vineyards, and achieved organic certification in January 2020 - and are in the second year of converting to biodynamic principles.

Their work doesn't stop there, though. Throughout their vineyards, care is taken to aerate the vines through canopy reduction and debudding in spring. It's a crucial stage for the team in maintaining both their organic status, and the quality of their grapes. No external workers are used, and Lacourte-Godbillon uses only their own grapes - nothing is brought in. In the cellar, the bottles age for anything from 30 months to seven years before disgorgement, in order to nurture each wine's unique character.

“The most important thing was my father's understanding that the best champagne was made only from top quality work in the vineyard. His whole career was dedicated to this ethos.”

Geraldine Lacourte

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