Champagne Abel Lepitre
France - Sezannais, Champagne
Web site: http://www.abel-lepitre.com
It was in the village of Ludes that Abel Lepitre established the Champagne House in 1924 that to this day carries his name. Coming from a long line of winemakers, Abel Lepitre skilfully mastered the art and techniques of vinification and champagnisation. He successfully produced Champagnes that quickly came to hold an enviable place in the domestic and foreign markets.
Around 1945, Abel's son Jacques, aged only 14, took on the management of the company, at first working closely with his mother but rapidly took on the entire responsibility himself. Jacques gave a new impetus to the family Champagne house and established and developed the brand's reputation for fine Champagne in the restaurant trade.
After twenty years of successful champagne production, Jacques Lepitre created a blend of the best crus from the "Côte des Blancs" and the famous Cuvée 134 was born. This is still the flagship of the house. Today, as when originally made, Cuvée 134 exclusively comprises of Chardonnay from the best vineyards of the Marne region, notably those from "Côte des Blancs."
In November 1997 the group was acquired by Boizel Chanoine Champagne. The range has been rationalized into four cuvées (Brut Ideale, Brut Millésimé, Brut Rose and the legendary Cuvée 134), each having its own distinct personality.
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