The Maison Lonclas was founded by Bernard Lonclas in 1976, and is set in the heart of the typical village of Bassuet surrounded by slopes whose precious soil is perfect for growing Chardonnay grapes. With the help of his daughter Aurélie, Bernard Lonclas, a man with a passion for the earth and wine, distinguishes himself by rigorously selecting his grapes during harvest-time as well as carefully choosing his different batches. They grow the three Champagne grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
This estate is a double structure within the family, hence the reason it is classified as an NM rather than a RM.
RM stands for Récoltant-Manipulateur: Estate own grapes only and made in Estate cellars.
1908: Our great-grandfather Marcel Jardin received several awards, thanks to his tenacity and his motivation to produce wines of excellence. Daughter Micheline naturally takes over, assisted by her husband Gilbert Constant, always guided by the grandfather. They create their own brand in turn Gilbert Constant Champagne. Many years later, their daughter Claire-Marie will, in turn, take over the torch with her husband Thierry Grandin. They create their own brand in turn in 1982, which is today's. This story has been going on for more than thirty years... Our vineyard consists of about 5 hectares divided into about 30 parcels. We mainly cultivate the Meunier grape variety as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since the beginning of the 2000s, our prognosis has been for a healthy viticulture so that our vines can deliver the aromatic aromas necessary for the elaboration of our champagne. Respect for the environment through new farming practices, with the total abandonment of herbicides, has gradually become a priority on the estate. In this approach, we carried out the total natural grass cover of our parcels, which contributed to the blooming of our different terroirs, thanks to an improvement in the ripeness of our grapes while bringing structure to the soil, while preserving biodiversity.