Champagne Le Mesnil | Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, France
Champagne Le Mesnil is a Co-operative with over 500 members and 305 hectares under its ownership. Set up in 1937 and situated in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger Champagne Le Mesnil is run by winemaker Gilles Marguet and has become a source of very good quality champagnes, produced at a very reasonable price.
Their prestige cuvée benefits from 35+ year old vines located on south facing slopes and their Non-vintage Brut has an average vine age of 30 years on South-East facing vineyards. Focus here is very much on producing good quality champagnes and the same level of attention to detail is applied, despite its size.
Although not organic, their lutte-raisonée approach means that they do minimal spraying and only when necessary. The co-operative’s main focus is selling their ‘vins clair’ to the big champagne houses such as Moet and Laurent-Perrier.