As early as in October 2011, the Roederer company took over a 2 hectare “piece of cake”, namely the Premier Cru from Cumières. Afterwards, the Rouzaud family, 100 percent of which belongs to the Roederer company, purchased the total of real estates of the Leclerc company in Epernay together with 13 hectare Crus Hautvillers, Cumières and Damery vineyards, including existing delivery contracts and the entire stock of wine at about 40 million euro.
The Leclerc Briant company used to be the biggest biological dynamical producer in the Champagne region. By this taking over, the Louis Roederer company extended its biologically dynamical and its biologically cultivated vineyards to a total of 65 hectares.
“We are already working with biologically dynamical and with traditional methods in parallel”, Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, who is responsible for the production in the Champagne region and in California for the Rouzaud family, explains: “… divided up into 40 hectares of biological dynamic and 15 hectares of biological cultivation. Our clear aim is to continue the biologically dynamic production of the Leclerc Briant company seamlessly. Moreover, we have now a stock of five years of production including the delivery contracts associated.”
The Louis Roederer company has planned to produce up to 300,000 bottles of Leclerc Briant Super Premium champagne. If they will achieve this, is not the question, but: “the market alone is able to deflect us from our goal”, Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon says. (red.yoopress)