The house of Autréau was established in the picturesque village of Champillon, near Epernay. The Autréau Family have been involved in growing grapes and producing Champagne since 1670.
The current generation, led by Eric Autréau, maintain the family tradition of producing quality Champagnes from the best grapes from both their own vineyards and those they source on long term contracts from all the best villages in the region.
All of their wines are produced and aged in their cellars on the edge of the village overlooking the region’s best vineyards on the slopes of the Montagne de Rheims and with views of the Abbey at Hautvilliers, the Marne valley and the historic City of Epernay.
Autréau Champagne Information
Autreau Roualet Brut NV
Classically made Champagne: a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier produced in the family’s cellars and aged for at least 18 months prior to disgorgement. The Pinot Meunier gives body and roundness while the Pinot Noir adds rich fruit and a mouth filling style. A lively mousse, fresh balanced taste and delicacy consistently display the house style.
Golden straw-coloured, dazzlingly clean and crystalline and glinting with delicate flashes of copper, like a priceless work of art created by man and nature with no thought for expense. Bubbles:Elegant, expansive and lively mousse born of swirling, graceful bubbles that dance with light-hearted abandon. Ring:Intense, intact and enduring; a twinkling ring glowing with frivolity.
Very lively and fresh with softer, more refined rustic notes that in between the nose and the palate seem to have acquired the characteristics of a dry bouquet. The palate remains on the wild side, presenting warm and pretty touches of wild blackberries and violets, green oaks and juniper berries.
A wonderfully bracing lightness takes the palate rather by surprise and precedes a texture of delicate smoothness as the cushiony mousse joins with a cortege of sweet, expansive fruit flavours (poached pears, plums cooked in wine with cinnamon, dried figs, sultanas and crystallised fruits) to heighten the sense of pleasure.
Punctuated by flavours of patisserie (marzipan and vanilla) and the nuttiness of chestnuts and walnuts. Simply delicious.
Clean, simple and spring-like, opening on bursts of errant, freshly rustic scents composed of little wild flowers (columbines, buttercups, meadowsweet), grasses (wild oats and corn shoots) and bitter almonds that evoke the reawakening of nature.
When the glass is swirled:The aromas wend their errant way in an atmosphere filled with vegetable scents of humus wet with dew while indulgently sunny notes of fresh fruit (Chasselas grapes, greengages, pineapple and grapefruit) display a 'heady' depth of concentration that turns each instant into a moment of pure pleasure.
Closing bouquet, when the wine has warmed slightly:The aromatic melody is joined by soft fragrances of freshly baked crusty bread and the light nuttiness of fresh butter.
Lessiter's was founded by two brothers in the basement of the original shop in Finchley Road, North London, in 1911. 100 years later, it is still very much a family business and there are currently two generations of the family who have a very hands-on approach to the development and manufacturing of our luxury chocolates and fresh cream truffles.