Christophe Lefevre is situated an hour’s drive west from Epernay heading towards Paris, where vineyards are more scattered. His small winery is at the top of a steep slope in a hamlet called Mont de Bonneil.
There wasn’t much viticulture in Christophe's family. His father was a farmer and, although his grandfather had a few vines, he farmed a mixture of crops.
Christophe trained as a mechanic before catching the wine bug. He started in 1997 and has been biodynamic for almost a decade.
Apart from Cuvee Alexandrine (named after his daughter), which is 100% Chardonnay from a single parcel of vines, his other cuvees – Prestige, Reserve and Cuvee Clement (named after his son) are Pinot Meunier-heavy blends. Wild yeasts and old vines bring their influence. These are heavenly champagnes; bold, perfumed, open and polished.