Domaine Lancelot-Royer crafts “grower” Champagne, a récoltant-manipulant house that grows its own grapes and makes its own wine all on site. This qualitative difference is crucial for those seeking the ultimate in Champagne flavor and character. All of Michel Chauvet’s vineyards in Cramant are rated 100% Grand Cru and are all planted to Chardonnay, as is tradition in the Côte de Blancs. Juice is fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. Wines undergo a second fermentation in bottle (méthode Champenoise) and are aged on fine lees from three to four years, much longer than most non-vintage wines. Chauvet reserves nearly a third of each harvest as reserve wine, which contributes to the richness and complexity of his non-vintage cuvées.