Champagne Les Cognaux

Champagne Ruppert-Leroy

Ruppert Leroy - Les Cognaux

Sparkling Wine




100% Pinot Noir

Planted 100% to Pinot Noir, Les Cognaux is located at the top of the hill with south/southeastern exposure. The word Cognaux is an old local word that means 'little corner,' as in a nice little corner of the world to grow grapes. In addition to their vineyards, Ruppert-Leroy operates a biodynamically-certified farm where they grow their own vegetables, raise animals, produce their own composts / biodynamic preparations, and host conferences on biodynamics. 

Vineyard name

Les Cognaux, located in the town of Essoyes

Soil type

Clay-Limestone with a majority of gray clay

Vine ageEarly 1980s
Vineyard size0.70 hectares
ExpositionSouth / Southeast

Vinification with natural yeast from their own grapes, without any fining or filtering. The cold settling occurs naturally with the winter frosts. Alcoholic fermentation and levage on fine lees in 225L barrels and 500L demi-muids for 9 months. Natural malolactic fermentation, Aged on the lees in bottle for 18-20 months. Disgorged à la volée, and bottled without any liqueur de tirage (Brut Nature) or added SO2.

Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered