Jacques Lassaigne, now operated by his son Emmanuel, is located in Montgueux, formerly known as the Montrachet of Champagne. Montegeux is at the very north of the Aube department and is not a location that comes to mind when recalling this area. Here, not far from Champagne's former capital, Troyes, the same limestone belt that flows through Le Mesnil extends to Montgueux. The soil structure is nearly identical, and in 1999, when Emmanuel took over, he decided to bottle the Champagnes individually by vineyard site. The Blanc de Blancs is the mainstay of Lassaigne, sourcing from 50-year-old vines from a few select parcels, which changes year to year to fit the style of this Cuvee best with fermentation taking place in stainless steel before aging in the bottle for eight years until it is released. This is the sweet spot for this address with quality that gets close to the Cuvee Sophie for less money and is more serious than some of the other Cuvees with its long aging on the lees. This is very hard to find right now, and we have the only bottles available in the USA and the lowest price in the world. It's another masterpiece from this thoughtful vigneron from one of the most underrated and overlooked terroirs in Champagne.