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Founded in 1760, Champagne Lanson is one of the oldest houses in the region. A year before the end of her reign, Queen Victoria awarded Lanson the Royal Warrant as an official supplier to the Court of England, and the House has retained this ever since. It is also the official champagne supplier to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Champagne Lanson rests on 4 immutable pillars: a meticulous selection of crus; a vinification according to the traditional champagne principle; a rare collection of reserve wines, and longer ageing in cellars.
Hervé Dantan, Lanson winemaker, carefully crafts elegant wines that are characterised by an inimitable freshness, fruitiness and vitality.
For over 250 years, Lanson has made the decision to remain true to the original, traditional method and to not practice malolactic fermentation in the winemaking process. This choice, guaranteeing freshness and optimizing development of aromas, predestines the cuvées for ageing, enabling them to fully express their rich aromatic profiles.
The Lanson range is structured around ten cuvées organized into three distinct sections.
Five champagnes for the Core Range which illustrate the House’s style: Black Label Brut, Rosé Label Brut, White Label Sec, Black Reserve and Blanc de Blancs.
Three champagnes, Rare Exceptional, express a specific and specialised terroir and expertise of the House: Green Label, Gold Label vintage (currently 2009) and the single vineyard vintage Clos Lanson Blanc de Blancs.
Two Cuvée de Prestige 100% Grands Crus, only produced in exceptional years: Noble Cuvée Brut (currently 2002) and Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs (currently 2002).