Jamie Ritchie of Sotheby’s gives praise to Grand Cru Champagne RL Legras on Wine-searcher

by Ed H-B

To add to its many other accolades, Jamie Ritchie of Sotheby’s gives fitting praise to this marvellous grower champagne from the Grand Cru vineyards of Chouilly.

R & L Legras Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne

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“The NV R & L Legras Blanc de Blancs. It’s our house Champagne here at Sotheby’s and we drink cases of it. We were having a glass of it at our auction on Saturday and I was just reminded how good it is: light, elegant and extraordinarily good value.

It’s run by a guy called Julien Barbier and he’s in [the village of] Chouilly. It’s a small, family-run operation and I think they’ve been making Champagne since about the 1870s. I’ve known their wines for a long time because I served them at my 30th and 40th birthday parties. It’s lovely everyday Champagne.”

Jamie Ritchie, CEO & president, Americas & Asia, Sotheby’s

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