Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot

´╗┐VRIGNY, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

In 1985, Dominique Lelarge took over his family estate and decided to go towards a more sustainable farming approach. The realization of how dangerous the use of pesticide is to nature and mankind was a wake-up call. This started his commitment to reducing the use of any chemical product in the vineyard.

By 2000, Dominique decided to stop the use of insecticides in order to reestablish the natural cycle of predatory wildlife in his vineyard such as ladybirds and lacewing larvae regulating spiders and caterpillars.

Following this decision, he dramatically reduced the use of fungicides and herbicides, and started growing grass between the vines for cover crop and to experiment new techniques in ploughing.

Because of this extraordinary effort, all of the Champagne and wines out of the 2015 harvest will be 100% certified organic.

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