Montage de Reims
City of Origin:
Ecueil, Sacy, Villedommange, Jouy Les Reims, Trigny, Prouilly et Chenay
Géraldine Lacourte and Richard Desvignes
Total Annual Production:
My grand-parents produced the first bottles in 1947: Lacourte-Labassé (my dad's side) and Godbillon-Marié (my mom's side). before, the previous generations sold their grapes to the big houses. 1968: My parents started their own brand with Lacourte-Godbillon combining the 2 vineyards in Ecueil, they retired in 2007.
2008: Richard and I took over the family Domaine after 1 year at school in Avize. we both worked before in international companies (Richard in the printing industry and myself in the glass industry in Germany). we decided to take up the challenge and continue and develop the family domaine. Main evolution: - 2012: we left the coop in the village to become 100% independant and able to control the whole process - 2017: start of the organic conversion - 2020: First organic certified harvest - 2019: start of the biodynamic conversion we work exclusively with our own grapes (no purchase) we manage the work in the vineyard with our team only (no external people hiring except for harvest) our philosophy: the best wine comes from the best grapes. our priority is the work in the vineyard, protecting the soil and developping the biodiversity (sheep,trees, fruit trees, birdnest...)