The history goes back to the early 1900s, when the family began to produce and sell its own champagne. Several generations of winegrowers continued this family legacy finally resulting in the creation of the PERTOIS-LEBRUN brand in 1955, following the marriage of Paul Pertois, a winegrower from Cramant, to Françoise... Lees verder
Pertois-LebrunThe history goes back to the early 1900s, when the family began to produce and sell its own champagne. Several generations of winegrowers continued this family legacy finally resulting in the creation of the PERTOIS-LEBRUN brand in 1955, following the marriage of Paul Pertois, a winegrower from Cramant, to Françoise Lebrun, a winegrower from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
When they retired twenty years ago, one of their three daughters, Odile, took over the management of the business, continuing the work of her predecessors. 2007 marked the start of another chapter in the story, with the arrival of her nephew Clément. Representing the fifth generation of winegrowers in the family, and happy to remain close to nature working the soil and the vines, he passed his BPREA (French agricultural management certificate) in Avize before joining the operation at the age of 28. Full of motivation and enthusiasm he set about improving the terroir and modernizing the business, bringing new impetus to the family brand.
In early 2013 his younger brother Antoine, having graduated from business school, decided to abandon his career as a consultant in Paris and to follow the same path as Clément. Attracted by the charm of his family heritage and the entrepreneurial challenge, he has dedicated himself to the management of the business with his aunt, with a view to revitalizing commercial activity.
The family owns nine hectares of vines (only Chardonnay) in only Grand Cru classified villages (Cramant, Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Chouilly, Oiry, and Oger) providing a terroir that is perfectly suited to the Chardonnay grape. The resulting wines reveal finesse, elegance and fresh flavours, reflecting the characteristics of the growing environment: Pertois-Lebrun takes meticulous care in the treatment of their vines in order to express all of the Chardonnay grape's nuances and subtleties. As a result of this philosophy, they have adopted sustainable farming practices, reducing synthetic inputs to a minimum (including the total elimination of herbicides and insecticides), ploughing and grassing the soil and giving preference to organic fertilizers.
Through these practices, they respect plant and soil life, intentionally reducing the vines' vigour and final yields. This is naturally reflected in the quality of the grapes, that reveal magnificent aromatic concentration, the diversity of the plots and the rich minerality of the terroir that has produced them.