About the maker
Emmanuel Lassaigne, Jacques’ son who now runs the vineyard, began working the vines in 1999, and took a wildly different approach by crafting wines from individual parcels.
At the time those around him said he was mad, but Emmanuel has an scaringly astute intuition for making decisions on the fly both in the field and in the cellar. All his bubbles are made with indigenous yeasts only, unusual for the region. Montgueux, the area Emmanuel tends to parcels, is nearly identical to the growing sites found further north in Le Mesnil, sharing the rich limestone vein soils and making exceptional terroir for great champagne. A persistent and intense backbone of acidity throughout all his wines.See the Jacques Lassaigne collection here