Roger Constant Lemaire is a small family run Champagne House located in the Marne Valley. They have been producing quality Champagne for 5 generations. The Estate stretches over 13 hectares in the region of Cumières, Hautvillers, Reuil, Binson-Orquigny, Troissy et Leuvrigny. The grapes are selected and harvested by hand, with only first press used in production. Vinification uses non malo-lactic fermentation methods to ensure a better quality of Champagne with its own natural acidity.
The Champagne has an inherent sweetness allowing for the addition of only a very low dosage of cane sugar. All of our Non-Vintage Champagnes spend a minimum of 3-4 years in the cellars and Vintage 5-7 years.
A stylish Champagne made exclusively from Pinot Meunier. The palate has a real explosion of appley fruit with a hint of raspberry. Young and fresh but not overly acidic, with hints of malt and red fruit on the finish.
Serving suggestion: Perfect as an aperitif or served with Lamb Cutlets with roasted artichoke, fondant potato, tomato and rosemary.
Awarded BEST Sparkling Trophy – Concours Mondial 2013
Gold Medal Concours Mondial 2016
A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier produced from maceration of the grape skins to produce its vibrant colour. Fresh redcurrant & strawberry fruit, very clean, elegant finish. Flavours are a hint herbaceous, fresh redcurrant and strawberry fruit. It has lovely acid balance and a very clean fresh finish, with a flash of grassy crispness.
Serving suggestion: English strawberries and raspberries with sable biscuit and vanilla cream or Champagne Jellies made from Rosé de Saignée.
Silver Medal – IWSC 2014 & Concours Général Agricole 2014
Jewel of Lemaire consisting of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Multi-award winning Champagne with year on year consistency in flavour and finesse. An elegant fine mousse, rich, toasty and full bodied, vibrant acidity, balanced with a beautiful finish.
Serving suggestion: As an Aperitif, accompanied by Oysters or with Salmon tartare with dill, pickled cucumber and crème fraîche.
GOLD Medal IWC 2015 & 2014
In 2015 Champagne Trianon 1966 was added to the RCL portfolio. This Champagne is blended using the same grapes as the classic Trianon (Chardonnay/Pinot Noir), exclusively from 35 year old vines located on the prestigious, south facing slopes of the Marne Valley. In addition, 10% of Pinot Meunier grapes from the famous Cumières terroir have been gathered to give a fruity element to this exceptional Champagne. Trianon 1966 reflects our traditional expertise, including longer ageing in the cellars (from 5 to 6 years).
A light gold appearance, with a fine effervescence very close compared to the classical Trianon. On the nose, some notes of citrus. On the palate pineapple and passion fruit. Only 2000 bottles produced.
A Blanc de Blanc with the expected brioche notes, natural sweetness and elegant balance. A complex aroma of autumnal fruits (blackberry, apple, pear), almonds and brown butter. An elegant balanced Champagne with an exquisite mousse and long aftertaste with hints of fruits, nuts, citrus and floral tones.
Serving suggestion: Excellent as an aperitif, wonderful for any celebration or served with a Lobster dish or freshly baked or lightly toasted bread with Foie Gras.
Gold Medal – Decanter 2016 & Concours Mondial
Silver Outstanding IWSC 2016