Introducing the Champagnes of Liébart-Régnier



We first tasted the wines of Liébart Régnier at a trade show in San Francisco, where they stood out from the pack as elegant, mineral driven, on the dry side, and authentic.  A visit to the domaine several months later cemented our opinions and the relationship, and we are now happy to represent these lovely Champagnes in California!  

Liébart Régnier is located in Baslieux-sous-Chatillon in the famed Vallée de la Marne, about 12 miles northwest of Epernay. The domaine was created in 1960 with the marriage of Lucien Liébart from Baslieux-sous-Chatillon to Georgette Régnier from the nearby village of Vauciennes.  They combined their holdings from these two villages to make up about 10 hectares. Baslieux-sous-Chatillon has more clay in the soil and particularly favors Meunier, as well as Pinot Noir, whereas Vauciennes is sandier and is better for Chardonnay. In addition to these three classic varietals, the family farms a small bit of the ancient Champagne varietals of Petit Meslier, Arbanne, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. (We'll see the first cuvée based on these varietals in the next year or two!) In addition to their own 5,000 case annual production, they sell grapes to several négoce, including Ayala, Perrier Joüet, and Nicolas Feuillatte. 

The Liébarts are farmers first and foremost, and are certified as "H.V.E." The Haute Valeur Environnementale certification is given to producers that show respect for natural habitats, protect biodiversity, and use natural treatments for pests. All grapes are hand harvested, of course. They make their own liqueur for the dosage; they never buy must concentrate. Malolactic is done on all the cuvees. Nearly all the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks, though there are a few barrels used for their top-end cuvees. These are Champagnes with lovely fruit expression and minerality.


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  • NV Liebart-Regnier Brut Rose

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    $38.99
    A gorgeous Rose, with aromas of lilac and violet, blood orange and cherry. Aged in cellar for 3 years, Dosage 8 grams. Blend - 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Meunier and 20% Chardonnay.
  • NV Liebart-Regnier Chardonnay Brut

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    $39.99
    A nose of hazelnut and creamy lemon meringue is followed by a silky-smooth mouthfeel with a voluptuous, generous texture. Citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit are quickly followed by a hint of licorice and ginger on the palate. Aged in cellar for 3 years, Dosage 7 grams. Blend - 100% Chardonnay.
  • NV Liebart-Regnier Extra Brut

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    $36.99
    Immediately lives up to the expectations of an extra brut Champagne, with a good, but not excessive firmness on the palate. Mature orange, candied mandarin and delicately creamy notes on the palate. Aged in cellar for 4 years, Dosage 3 grams. Blend - 50% Pinot Meunier, 50% Pinot Noir
  • NV Liebart-Regnier Brut

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    $34.99
    New Direct Import! The Liebarts have been independent wine growers since 1960. Their non-vintage Brut is beautifully clean and concise, with notes of apple, cherry and verbena. Aged 3 years in Cellar, Dosage 8 grams. Blend - 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay.

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