Georges Laval

Champagne, France | website

According to Peter Liem, who is the source for who is hot in Champagne, “Georges Laval is the best Champagne house you have never heard of. It’s the sort of Champagne house that when you taste it you want to keep it all to yourself”. The tiny estate of Georges Laval remains unknown to many Champagne lovers, but it must surely be counted as one of Champagne’s finest growers.

The estate is only 2 hectares and Vincent Laval produces a mere 10,000 bottles of premieur cru Champagne, characterized by organic farming, very low yields, ripe fruit and vinification in barrels. There is a remarkable purity and pronounced vinosity and depth to Laval’s Champagnes. He releases his wines when they are relatively young and so older vintages in the market place are so rare that they are practically non existent. 

Georges Laval Cumieres Premieur Cru Brut Nature NV


"(50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier; no dosage; disgorged on April 19, 2013; L0110): Pale yellow. Powerful nectarine, pear skin and lemon zest aromas are complicated by chalky minerals and white pepper.  Vibrant orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity, picking up spice and floral character with air.  Powerful yet lithe and precise, finishing with excellent clarity and length and lingering chalkiness."

  • Color Sparkling
  • Reviewer Name Josh Reynolds
  • Reviewer Score 92
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750 ml