Now in their third generation, family-owned Lacourte Godbillon are a top-quality and well-known Grower Champagne from the Montagne de Reims. For current owner and winemaker Geraldine Lacourte, and husband Richard Desvignes, their vision is simple: the wine must be an expression of its terroir.
They are true growers in every sense, owning all 8ha of their vineyards and working with a small team of only five people (except during harvest, of course). Lacourte Godbillon are in their second year of converting to organic production and have started to implement biodynamic practices.
95% of their grapes are grown on the Premier Cru vineyards of Ecueil, on the extreme western flanks of the Montagne de Reims, an area well known for incredible Pinot Noir production. This varietal makes up the majority of the plantings across their 50 different plots. 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.