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.
Seeking to further push experimentation, Jérôme Lefevre started a mico-negoce in 2017 called Champagne Jérôme Lefevre.
Rated X (named in honor of the Miles Davis’s album) is a wine without dosage but full or residual sugar backed with acidity.
Continuing with the Fukuoka principals of farming (no tilling, no pesticides, no fertilizer, no weeding, no pruning), Jérôme has created two cuvées even more avant-garde then Champagne Delalot.
As Champagne changes, Jerome is at the forefront of a new generation of wine producers that offer us wine lovers with that thrill of a first-time discovery.
100% Pinot Meunier
Native yeast fermentation and malolactic fermentation in wood; aging for one year in 3 years old barrels. During the second fermentation, more sugar than the normal was added at the bottling to provide more sugar than the yeasts could consume. Watching the result during a one year and a half period. The aim was to have sugar from the beginning of the process instead of a dosage. Bottling took place in July 2018 and Rated X was disgorged in January 2021 without dosage.
- Avant Garde