Demarville to Lallier

Former Veuve Clicquot cellar master Dominique Demarville took over as general manager and cellar master of Champagne Lallier in January. The previously family-run champagne house was sold by Francis Tribaut to the Campari Group in 2020. Tribaut, however, will remain with the company; he is also to manage the Aÿ-based house’s own property as general manager.

Demarville had only changed from Veuve Clicquot to Laurent-Perrier at the end of 2019, but had left the company again after a few months. In the past few years, Tribaut had completely reorganised its range and continuously improved the quality. For the Brut without vintage, a few years ago, starting with R.012 (for “récolte 2012” plus reserve wines), a continuous numbering was introduced. Since autumn 2019, the two single vineyards, Loridon and Les Sous, have been declared as Domaine Lallier, as has the new Cuvée Ouvrage. This indicates that only grapes from the estate’s own vineyards are used. In Germany, Weinkontor Freund represents the champagne house, while Döllerer is the distribution partner in Austria. (sas)