Champagne Lucien Roguet
Un Terroir, une Famille, une Signature
The adventure began a long time ago at the end of the 19th beginning of the 20th century. Louis Roguet was then the owner of some land planted with vines whose grapes were only intended for sale in trade. Very quickly his son, Lucien accompanied him in the vineyards to learn and continue the work necessary for the good evolution of the grapes.
He then decides to create his own champagne and produces a few bottles with his name "Lucien Roguet".
Unfortunately, the Second World War and the lack of resources of the people of Champagne at the time disrupted his plans and desires. A refugee in the vicinity of Toulouse, for a short time, during this war, Lucien fell in love with this beautiful region and did not really want to return to Champagne.
His young son Pol decides otherwise… He takes his destiny in hand by rebuilding the vineyard, very aware of the quality potential of the Mailly Champagne terroir.
Owner of a comfortable surface which opens the doors of autonomy to him, he sets foot in the stirrup and gives birth to champagne "Pol Roguet" confirming a real capacity to produce simple and effective blends where he marries with subtlety and elegance, the three Champagne grape varieties from its classified Grand Cru terroir, to develop a typical and exclusive champagne. With care worthy of a perfectionist, he gives everything to his vines that make him feel good by giving a healthy and balanced grape.
Supported by his son Alain and their wives, he acquired a loyal clientele and sold around 25,000 bottles, remaining in control of all stages of the development of his Champagne.
It was at this time, and to avoid all disputes with a famous trade brand with very similar patronymic similarity, that the brand became again "Lucien Roguet" thus honoring the first bottles of his father.
In 2000, Samuel decided with determination to take over the estate, after his grandfather, supported by his mother Ida, and chose to invest to master all the stages of production, from the harvest to property marketing. He then becomes an independent winegrower. Concerned with environmental protection and transmission to future generations, it is moving towards sustainable farming methods.
Very sensitive to wine aging, it quickly integrates wood and stainless steel for the breeding of reserves. He thus discovered the magic of blends to perpetuate the balance of ROGUET champagnes and also give birth to a few rare bottles.
The style of the house is distinguished by a persistent freshness and reveals the aromatic power of a single terroir.
Maison Roguet produces 45,000 to 50,000 bottles each year. It refines its image through careful communication and thus increases the brand image of champagne "Lucien Roguet" perpetuating the notoriety acquired.
Our vineyard, consisting of approximately 7 ha, is exclusively located on the terroir of Mailly-Champagne. It is divided into some 25 plots.
Located on the heights, south of Reims, their village and its terroir are classified Grand Cru in the prioritization of the Champagne vineyard. This is the highest distinction for its location (only 17 municipalities out of nearly 320 in all of Champagne, can claim this privilege). They take advantage of the best conditions for the flowering of the vine. Exposed northeast on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims, the vines have sufficient sunshine and a composition of chalky soil favorable to Champagne grape varieties.
Indeed, on their exploitation, we find the three grape varieties authorized in Grand Cru (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay), i.e. two varieties of black grapes and a variety of white grapes. The association of these grape varieties will enrich their reserve.
Maison Roguet maintains its vines throughout the year with care and rigor. Accompanied by a qualified and trained team on site, she manages the size of the woods in winter to guide the foliage in summer. Each vine is cultivated judiciously, without excess, to give the best of itself during the harvest.
This is how "reasoned viticulture" is practiced for the cultivation of vines. This allows efforts to be concentrated on the essentials, with the guarantee of obtaining optimum quality for a healthy and generous harvest.
Precisely, the harvest is traditional and is done entirely by hand. Each cluster is selected at the base, plot by plot, throughout the vineyard. The teams, made up of long-time regulars, are fed and housed. They are paid and work on time without any obligation to perform ... This allows them to take the time to pick and select the grapes in the best conditions. The control of the vineyard management, until pressing, is total.