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Leclerc Briant

The character and personality of a house like Leclerc Briant is not formed by ordinary people. The five successive generations of Leclercs were real innovators and are considered among the pioneers of organic and biodynamic viticulture in Champagne.

Founded in 1872 by Lucien Leclerc in the village of Cumières, the company moved in 1955 to the property it still occupies in Chemin de la Chaude Ruelle in Epernay. Thanks to the dynamism of Bertrand Leclerc, the great-grandson of the founder and of his wife Jacqueline Briant, the estate also changed its status as Maison de Négoce or trading house at the time.

In 2012, Leclerc Briant was saved from oblivion when it was taken over by Mark Nunelly and Denise Dupré, an American couple who are big enthusiasts of the French 'art de vivre' and fell in love with the nonconformist nature of the house. New owner Denise Dupré kept the old crew and stipulated at Roederer that she would retain full access to the fruit of her former vineyards for seven harvests. During these seven years she would purchase vineyards and transfer them to biodynamics. In March 2013, 6 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards were already purchased. Leclerc Briant produces only 70,000 bottles. They are truly handmade wines. For generations Leclerc Briant has been the epitome of "natural" in the Champagne region. In 1947 they went back to organic fertilization. In 1962 the first fully organic work was done and in 1990 the first vineyard was grown biodynamically. Leclerc Briant works since 2003 certified organic (AB logo) and in 2008 the switch to biodynamics (Demeter) was completed.

In recent years, under the influence of the new owners, the property has been extensively renovated and improved to provide all the facilities necessary to make the highest quality wines; elegant new reception areas have also been added.

Deep underground, in cellars more than a kilometer long, where the changing seasons pass unnoticed, the house's precious stock of bottles lies. Here, 35 meters below the surface, the conditions are ideal for the champagne to age for many years. In one aisle, the bottles are arranged step by step, each with the name of one or the other cuvees.

The winery itself has been redesigned in a strikingly modern style that creates an almost monastic atmosphere. Only positive vibrations are allowed within these walls where a range of containers of all shapes and materials can be found. Each gives its own specific influence on the wines and plays a role in the search for harmony.

Leclerc Briant makes 6 different Champagnes, 5 of which are white.
It starts with the very successful Cuvee Réserve from 40% pinot noir, 40% pinot meunier and 20% chardonnay grapes, with a dosage of 4 grams. This rich-tasting, dry Champagne is always a wine from a single harvest year. The total maturing time is at least 36 months.
This elegant cuvée won a silver medal at Bio Millésime. Awarded "Wine of the Year" in 2017 by Proefschrift Magazine. The fruit for this Cuvée comes from Biodynamic vineyards in the villages of Cumières, Daméry, Dizy, Epernay, Hautvilliers and Verneuil.

 

Leclerc Briant
Article code F11B021
€29,95
in stock
On the palate, the attack is rich and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. Then a full, powerful fruitiness emerges which is supported by the lingering taste of citrus fruits. At the center of the palette, it revolves around clay and chalk soil minerality th Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Reserve Brut - Half 0,375L
On the palate, the attack is rich and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. Then a full, powerful fruitiness emerges which is supported by the lingering taste of citrus fruits. At the center of the palette, it revolves around clay and chalk soil minerality th
€29,95
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11B024
€119,00
in stock
On the palate, the attack is rich and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. Then a full, powerful fruitiness emerges which is supported by the lingering taste of citrus fruits. At the center of the palette, it revolves around clay and chalk soil minerality th Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Réserve Brut - Magnum 1,5L
On the palate, the attack is rich and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. Then a full, powerful fruitiness emerges which is supported by the lingering taste of citrus fruits. At the center of the palette, it revolves around clay and chalk soil minerality th
€119,00
€145,00
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The nose opens with notes of pastry, brioche, butter, roasted hazelnuts and honey with the intoxicating scent of honeysuckle, rose, lime and hawthorn. After airing, the wine reveals notes of umami and a more fruity character: warm apples, fresh black curr Read more
Leclerc Briant
Premier Cru Extra Brut 2014 - Magnum 1,5L
The nose opens with notes of pastry, brioche, butter, roasted hazelnuts and honey with the intoxicating scent of honeysuckle, rose, lime and hawthorn. After airing, the wine reveals notes of umami and a more fruity character: warm apples, fresh black curr
€145,00
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11D049
€134,95
in stock
The first aromas on the nose are raspberry, wild strawberries, pink grapefruit. acacia blossom and peony with a hint of anise and mint. After breathing for a while, the wine reveals aromas of black currant, peach, passion fruit and an intoxicating scent o Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Rosé Brut 2016 - Magnum 1,5L
The first aromas on the nose are raspberry, wild strawberries, pink grapefruit. acacia blossom and peony with a hint of anise and mint. After breathing for a while, the wine reveals aromas of black currant, peach, passion fruit and an intoxicating scent o
€134,95
€165,00
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A nice, clean start on the palate with a soft, creamy effervescence followed by a rising sensation of ripe fruit with good acidity reminiscent of pomelo and pineapple and a finesse on the tongue. It has an excellent balance that makes the most of the long Read more
Leclerc Briant
Les Basses Priéres 1er Cru Millésime Brut Zéro 2014
A nice, clean start on the palate with a soft, creamy effervescence followed by a rising sensation of ripe fruit with good acidity reminiscent of pomelo and pineapple and a finesse on the tongue. It has an excellent balance that makes the most of the long
€165,00
€165,00
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On the palate, there is an instant sense of smoothness and freshness with a soft, creamy fizz, followed by a round fruitiness supported by a tight acidity of lemon zest. The middle palette is round with a clay and flint-like minerality, some fruitiness an Read more
Leclerc Briant
Le Clos des 3 Clochers 1er Cru Millésime Birt Zéro 2014
On the palate, there is an instant sense of smoothness and freshness with a soft, creamy fizz, followed by a round fruitiness supported by a tight acidity of lemon zest. The middle palette is round with a clay and flint-like minerality, some fruitiness an
€165,00
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11Y033
€4,00
in stock
With the champagne stopper, there is no reason to waste sparkling wine. Once you've had enough after celebrating with friends, seal the bubbles with the stopper. It will help extend the freshness of your wine by a few days or weeks. Cheers! Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne stopper
With the champagne stopper, there is no reason to waste sparkling wine. Once you've had enough after celebrating with friends, seal the bubbles with the stopper. It will help extend the freshness of your wine by a few days or weeks. Cheers!
€4,00
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11D029
€59,95
out of stock
On the palate the first sensation is smooth and fresh with a soft and creamy sparkling effect followed by a soft, fleshy fruitiness supported by the sharp citrus degree. The middle palette is round with a mineral quality that shows both chalky and marl an Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Rosé Extra Brut 2018
On the palate the first sensation is smooth and fresh with a soft and creamy sparkling effect followed by a soft, fleshy fruitiness supported by the sharp citrus degree. The middle palette is round with a mineral quality that shows both chalky and marl an
€59,95
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11B035
€199,00
in stock
Cuvée Abyss is a champagne full of energy, not only thanks to its maritime origin, but also thanks to the ripe fruitiness of this vintage. Freshness and subtle aromas join forces to celebrate an extraordinary moment of mineral rebirth in the glass. Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Abyss 2015
Cuvée Abyss is a champagne full of energy, not only thanks to its maritime origin, but also thanks to the ripe fruitiness of this vintage. Freshness and subtle aromas join forces to celebrate an extraordinary moment of mineral rebirth in the glass.
€199,00
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11B044
€59,95
in stock
On the palate, the first impression is clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. The wine quickly develops a full, crunchy fruitiness, supported by the acidity of lemons and pomelo. The middle palette is full around a clay and chalk soil minerality that Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Premier Cru Extra Brut 2015
On the palate, the first impression is clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. The wine quickly develops a full, crunchy fruitiness, supported by the acidity of lemons and pomelo. The middle palette is full around a clay and chalk soil minerality that
€59,95
Leclerc Briant
Article code F11B030
€74,95
in stock
The first sensation on the nose is delicate and evocative:fruity notes of pear, peach, quince and lime plus slightly spicy hints of staranis mixed with acacia and honeysuckle,the whole accompanied by an invigorating waft of iodine. As the wine breathes, i Read more
Leclerc Briant
Champagne Millésime 2015
The first sensation on the nose is delicate and evocative:fruity notes of pear, peach, quince and lime plus slightly spicy hints of staranis mixed with acacia and honeysuckle,the whole accompanied by an invigorating waft of iodine. As the wine breathes, i
€74,95
€165,00
out of stock
The palette is immediately clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. A lush, full-bodied fruitiness follows quickly, accentuated by a tight and well-integrated citrus acidity. The middle palette mainly has a round and clay-like minerality, which is rich Read more
Leclerc Briant
La Croisette Parcelle à Épernay Millésime Brut Zéro 2015
The palette is immediately clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. A lush, full-bodied fruitiness follows quickly, accentuated by a tight and well-integrated citrus acidity. The middle palette mainly has a round and clay-like minerality, which is rich
€165,00