The Terroir P. Lancelot Royer Champagne
Enjoying a very good reputation, the Côte des Blancs is home to only four villages. The village of Cramant, with its vineyards planted with 99.9% Chardonnay and 0.1% Pinot Meunier, has established itself as the emblematic village of the region.
Located about twenty kilometers south of Epernay, the Côte des Blancs is undoubtedly the most recognized of the four major regions of the terroir. This chalky region has unique subsoil, a true natural reservoir of heat and water. It is on this particularly favorable soil that the Chardonnay vines of the Lancelot-Royer Champagne develop. .
The secrets of the House
Champagne Lancelot-Royer has taken advantage of Cramant's chalky subsoil by building its cellar on the hill.
Initiated by Pierre Lancelot, the development of the cellar was continued by his son-in-law Michel who enlarged this magnificent cellar.
The cellar is capable of collecting the must from the press without any mechanical assistance. In fact, the musts are transported to the biggest vat, located in the depths of the chalk cellar, by simple gravity. In addition to its remarkable design, this cellar provides the bottles a constant temperature that is ideal for the ageing of white Champagnes.
The Lancelot-Royer House is also one of the last Champagne houses to practice disgorging on the fly, a step consisting in eliminating the concentrated deposit in the neck.
Nowadays, this traditional technique is often replaced by mechanical disgorging.
Which dishes go well with the P. Lancelot Royer Champagne?
A perfect accompaniment to your aperitifs, Lancelot-Royer champagnes will also enhance all your cold starters, whether they are made with vegetables, fresh goat cheese or terrines.
Combining elegance and subtlety, these champagnes will go well with all your iodized dishes.