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Champagne Delalot / Jerome Lefevre

'Les Illuminations Intense' Rosé Champagne Brut Nature NV

$149.00

'Les Illuminations Intense' Rosé Champagne Brut Nature NV

Champagne Delalot / Jerome Lefevre

'Les Illuminations Intense' Rosé Champagne Brut Nature NV

$149.00

The discovery of a producer is always a thrill for wine lovers especially if this winemaker is a newcomer and the result is a revelation.

Jerome is a native of the “Far West” of the Marne valley, at the edge of the Champagne appellation, in the towns of Saulchery, Charly Sur Marne, Bonneil and Crogy.  Here Jerome creates Champagne Delalot and Champagne Jerome Lefevre

Jerome’s teenage years were guided by a deep passion for heavy metal and the family life of vineyards trained by his mother, Eliane Delalot.  Not till several years of working as an art critic and art curator did Jerome’s passion towards the craft of Champagne arise.  Elaine’s respectful farming practices became organic certification under Jerome’s direction in 2009. 

Inspired by the Fukuoka principals of farming (no tilling, no pesticides, no fertilizer, no weeding, no pruning) Jerome began his journey into winemaking. Since his first harvest in 2013, Jerome has tended to his land like a gardener and grown his vineyards from 1ha to 1.5ha.  He does not use any heavy machinery, including tractors.  The vineyards are located on slopes facing south and southeast with predominately sandy soil and some clay. 

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 75% Pinot Noir & 25% Pinot Meunier

It’s impossible to classify Jerome’s style.   Each cuvée comes from specific parcels and are experimental. He seeks the boundaries of what Champagne allows him to do and sometimes tries new techniques while maintaining respect of the terroir. As it is hard to find more vineyards, Jerome’s Champagne Delalot production is limited to 5,000 bottles.

19 hours of maceration, indigenous yeasts, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and aging in 3 years old used 228L Burgundy barrels. Second fermentation with organic selected yeasts and organic sugar bottled July 2016 and disgorged with no dosage in May 2018

- Avant Garde