& what better way than to celebrate the season with a glass of Lanson
Being a French brasserie, we know a thing or two about Champagne! We are proud to work with Lanson Champagne, award-winning & world-renowned. At BB you can choose either Lanson Pere et Fils Brut Champagne which not only tastes beautiful but is vegan. We also stock Lanson’s Green Label organic for that something a little bit extra special.
We talked to Herve, one of Lanson’s expert winemaker’s for a fascinating insight into the world of Lanson…
What is the role of the winemaker in a Champagne House?
“I am responsible for the blending of the wines. Included in this, my role is to perpetuate the famous Lanson style and my responsibility is to preserve it. 2020 is the 260th anniversary of Maison Lanson and I am very proud of the core values of the Maison – openness, kindness, humility, authenticity and elegance – and above all else, the quality of its wines”
What word best describes Champagne Lanson?
“I would say “fresh and elegant”. Lanson Champagne is fresh in a very particular way, with mild acidity and plenty of vitality.”
How are blends crafted at Lanson? What are the main principles?
“We are fortunate to have a host of ingredients, or spices, if I can use a culinary metaphor, on our doorstep. Just like when cooking a dish, you do more justice to the recipe when you make it with the finest ingredients and cutting-edge equipment. Over the past several years, we have made significant investment in new fermenting rooms, which allow us to vinify wine by parcel, and a new chai bois where we age our reserve wines. Regarding the raw materials, we have access to over 100 crus which offer a rich palette of very different colours. Blending is carried out both inside, in our cellars, but also outside, in the heart of our vineyards.”
You are central to Lanson’s new advertising campaign, tells us about that?
“The new campaign is centred around ‘It’s All About Love’. Love for the soil, for the terroir, of a job well done, a sustainable love, a love of sharing, of being together, of making people happy. I hope many of you drink some Lanson while enjoying a meal at BB this Christmas. Joyeux Noel!”