Jules Lassalle founded this family owned house in 1942 and succeeded through a world war to establish a signature style of elegant, tightly knit wines. In the 1970s Kermit Lynch took notice by importing the very first grower Champagne to the US and Lassalle is now the longest-lived producer in the Kermit catalog. Jules passed away in 1982 and his wife Olga established the now 35-year tradition of “une femme, un esprit, un style” (one woman, one spirit, one style). Olga’s daughter Chantal followed in that tradition and now Chantal’s daughter Angéline has joined the estate as winemaker.
Champagne J. Lassalle works with all three varietals authorized in the region (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) on sixteen hectares of vineyards, all of them premier cru.
Only made in great years, the 'Cuvée' Angeline' 1er Cru comes from 50 year old vines and is blended at 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. It rests for seven years on the lees before disgorgement and they make 500 cases only.