"A great house that cultivates discretion"
The Maison R&L Legras, a family heritage
Although the origins of the Maison R&L Legras date back to the 16th century, it is from 1808 that its history takes a turn under the impetus of Honoré Legras, who sets out to develop one of the most beautiful vineyards of the Chouilly on the Côte des blancs commune.
Two centuries and six generations have now passed, and today the vineyard of Maison R&L Legras reaches a size of 5 hectares planted in Chardonnay and classified exclusively in Grand Cru. The soils are composed of chalk and limestone, conferring freshness and minerality to the vines that flourish there.
The Champagnes born of great know-how and highly recognized
The Champagne R&L Legras are elaborated with a permanent concern for precision and regularity, where tradition rubs shoulders with modernity, but they benefit above all from a constant attention thanks to a passion that is unfailing.
For several years now, the vintages of Maison R&L Legras have been recognized by the best gastronomic tables:
- Guy Savoie (Paris) ***
- Auberge de l'Ile ***
- L'Astrance (Paris) ***
- Maison Lameloise (Chagny en Bourgogne) ***
- Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris) ***
- Plaza Athenée (Paris) ***
What are the most emblematic cuvées of Maison R&L Legras?
The Brut Blanc de blancs Grand Cru reflects the identity of the house: it combines elegance and freshness, with an aromatic dominance of citrus and white-fleshed fruits. Neither more nor less than a Champagne of pleasure, ideal for aperitif and raw fish dishes.
How can we not evoke the cuvée Hommage Grand Cru, which first aged 10 years in the cellar before doing honor on a table. A noble, intense and complex Champagne, with seductive aromas of yellow fruits, flowers and roasting that will allow it to accompany distinguished dishes.
The Evanescence cuvée is a Champagne Blanc de blancs of great class, offering greedy brioche and roasted notes, as well as Secs and white-fleshed fruits. It will be ideal for a gourmet aperitif but can be equally well paired with gourmet dishes.