Marie-Noëlle Ledru Champagne

A sparkling legacy from a courageous winemaker

Marie-Noëlle Ledru's style of Champagne is special and reserved for few as 2016 was the last vintage of the family estate. With the winery permanently closed, these Champagnes are hard to come by.  
Marie-Noëlle Ledru, when she took over her parents' business in 1984, was the 4th generation of winemakers in her family. Her estate is largely in Ambonnay, a village famous for its Grand Cru Champagnes, made mainly from Pinot Noir. The Pinot is loved for its minerality and beautiful acidity.
Ledru once owned 6 hectares of vineyards, but after a division among the family only 2.5 hectares remained, including half a hectare in Bouzy. The downsizing of the vineyard was all the more unfortunate in vintages where the harvest could not meet existing demand already. 


Marie-Noëlle was one of the brave pioneers of biological growing in a humid area. She didn't use insecticides and herbicides from the start. Yields were deliberately kept low in favour of quality.

Marie-Noëlle performed the entire process from vineyard management to producing and bottling her Champagnes in-house and largely manually. In vinification, she applied natural fermentation, no filtering, minimal dosage and sulphurisation.

At the auction
Marie-Noëlle did an excellent job of letting the terroir speak for itself in her various cuvées. Ledru's Champagnes are known for a chalky freshness, power, complexity and harmony.
Her top cuvée is the Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs 'Cuvée du Goulté'. You will find with us:
  • 1 bottle of 2014 Blanc de Noirs, Extra Brut, Cuvée du Goulté (lot1623)
  • 1 Magnum of 2007 Blanc de Noirs, Extra Brut, Cuvée du Goulté (lot 1624)


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