Champagne Ruppert-Leroy Martin Fontaine

Champagne Ruppert-Leroy Martin Fontaine


Country: France

Region: Champagne

Grapes: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

Emmanuel and Bénédicte Leroy of Ruppert-Leroy have 4 hectares of vines in Essoyes. The domaine is an exemplary biodynamic farm where humans, livestock, fauna and flora live in harmony. The Ruppert-Leroy Champagnes reflect specific terroirs and are made from low yields of meticulously sorted grapes. They are vinified with natural yeasts, without fining or filtration, aged in older oak and disgorged with no dosage. No sulphur is added at any stage. 

Martin Fontaine is a blanc de blancs from a high altitude (380m) south facing 0.55ha vineyard where limestone is very present with rock outcropping and fossils weathering out on the surface. Beautifully balanced with richness and tension, opulent fruit and intense salinity.