Cour Des Lys – Champagne is either Excellence or Nothing at All
“Champagne, King of Wines and Wine of Kings” – Prince Orlofsky
Settled just a few miles north west from Epernay, in Venteuil, on the South bank of the Vallée de la Marne, the land where Champagne Cour Des Lys is born has a story to tell: a tale of rolling hills, chalk and limestone soil plunging into the water of the Marne river.
A memory of long, mild summer days, crisp winters and misty fall mornings, of people who respect the land and have cared for it for generations.
Creators of Champagne Cour Des Lys are dreamers, and they changed the game: instead of taking an easy route and creating just a good champagne, they said no to average and yes to passion, love and commitment.
After all, good things happen outside of our comfort zones.
“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it” – Napoleon Bonaparte
How many moments in life deserve a celebration, how many milestones deserve a special treat? We could say that life is measured in this way, from the accomplishment of your greatest goal to a simple and unforgettable dancing in the moonlight with the one you love.
While there, how could you miss a glass a champagne?
Yes, champagne is a way of life. A luxurious and hedonistic one, where quality matters more than perception.
“I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not” – Coco Chanel
Champagne Cour Des Lys, certified vegan, is a pure expression of taste, with no artificiality added in the process, pristine and balanced, delicate and exquisite. Unadulterated. Untampered with. Finesse.
“To me creating champagne is an art, not an equation of do and don’t. What fuels me every day is the endless creativity of my craft” – Yann Favennec, Owner and founder of Champagne Cour Des Lys
THE BIRTH OF CHAMPAGNE COUR DES LYS
Grape harvesters, which are traditionally paid by the kilo, here are instead paid per hour: this means that a smaller quantity of superior quality is harvested.
Each plot is pressed individually to preserve its own characteristic. During the pressing process, the first and last passes are automatically discarded, keeping only the best juice.
During the fermentation process no artificial flavours or yeast are added, it starts naturally through gravity, with no interference.
This is the only way to let the wine reveal itself.
La Pouponnière – The Nursery
Time to check: How are they evolving, what structure are they gaining, what characteristics are they developing.
Anticipation, excitement, curiosity and pride.
Choosing the blend
The blending process starts, it all comes together. The birth of Champagne Cour Des Lys after a year of work: after that, there is no looking back.
A moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens.
Cellar rest will reveal more finesse in taste, months or years, whatever it takes.
They’ll just know when the moment is right.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT CHAMPAGNE COUR DES LYS
50% Chardonnay – 50% Pinot Noir
“No one can be told what symbiosis is. You have to taste, to believe and understand it.”
Mineral – Vibrant – Gorgeous
Starters: Parmesan Chips
Main: Calf Sweetbreads with pistachios, basil and truffles.
Blanc de Blancs – 100% Chardonnay
Pureness. Aerial. Lean as a backbone and driver. Everything else is elusive.
Sea Breeze – Subtle – Citrus
Starters: Scallop Carpaccio
Main: Sushi – not your average one! Please!
Blanc de Noirs – 100% Pinot Meunier
Well in all respects. Charismatic, energetic, refreshing and incredibly charming. The perfect gentleman.
Gourmet – Vivid – Seductive
Starters: Thai Chicken Satay
Main: Gnocchi and lobster reduction
100% Pinot Meunier
Plummy, round, playful and floral. Welcome to the pleasure dome. Aura
First Date – Fruity – Voluptuous
Starters: You pick, he will follow
Main: Turkey/shitake mushroom bites with asparagus