THE LAGILLE DOMAIN
V I N E Y A R D A N D T E R R O I R
The Lagille estate currently covers 7.20 hectares, planted with 55% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnays and 15% Pinot noir. In 2019, Maud and Vincent took the decision to convert the whole domain to organic viticulture.
As a reminder, it is necessary to go through a phase of four years of conversion to obtain certification in organic viticulture. “It was the moment, as the continuity of the evolution started by our parents. A lot of ground had already been covered. By reducing our inputs. By lightly working the soil.
We know it’s never ending. »Explains Vincent. “This year, for example, I have chosen to have wooden shelters along certain vines so that bats can settle there. Bats are an ally because they regulate the presence of insects that damage the vineyard. I will wait until I can evaluate the results to say more.“
We also have the chance to cultivate a geographically concentrated vineyard, since 95% of our vines are located in Treslon or on the edge of the village. This simplifies observation, decion-making, interventions, etc. It is rather rare in Champagne !
This specificity also helped Vincent in his questions about moving from vine to wine. “Our wines will inevitably become the expression of a particular terroir. We are ambassadors of Treslon, without a doubt and with sincerity and a lot of pride. We also find a very specific organoleptic signature in all our wines. But the interest for me was to explore different expressions of this terroir. “