Legras & Haas

Chouilly, France

LEGRAS & HAAS, a renowned Champagne house established in 1991, is a family-run business led by three brothers: Rémi, Olivier, and Jérôme Legras. Together, they are dedicated to creating genuine and balanced wines that capture the essence of their family’s heritage and the unique terroir of the Champagne region.

At the heart of the operation is François Legras, whose unwavering commitment to his craft is evident in his daily rituals. Every morning, he diligently reads the newspapers before embarking on a tireless inspection of the family vineyards. With a deep sense of dedication, François traverses the vine rows, contemplating the future and envisioning the evolution of the house. His insights and perspectives greatly influence the work carried out by his sons, shaping the winemaking process and ensuring the continuity of their family legacy.

.

François’s connection to the land and his craft runs deep. Apart from a few years at boarding school in Reims and his military service, he has never strayed far from his beloved village. From the age of 16, he eagerly assisted his father in the vineyards and fields, honing his winemaking and cellar master skills under his guidance.

Brigitte Haas, a warm and charismatic presence, plays an integral role in sharing the family’s passion for precise and elegant wines with visitors to the House in Chouilly. While she humbly avoids considering herself the owner of the property, Brigitte embraces her responsibility as a guardian of the family’s lifetime work, seeing her role as one of passing the baton to her children. Her unwavering devotion and commitment to high standards continue to shape their choices and decisions at the Domaine.

.

.

Brigitte’s journey into the world of Champagne began in the 1960s when she responded to an advertisement in the Alsace Local Newspaper. Driving her old white Citroen DS, she arrived in Champagne and secured a position as a trilingual assistant at a wine domaine. Immersed in the world of Champagne, she developed a profound passion for the region and never left. Fascinated by the beauty of the champagne hills, she purchased her first vineyard in Epernay in 1974 and embarked on her viticultural education.

Among LEGRAS & HAAS’ notable cuvées is the Brut Intuition, which represents the quintessence of the Maison’s style and a deeply personal approach. This signature blend captures the incredible diversity of the family estate. The chardonnay contributes finesse, elegance, and ethereal citrus notes, while the pinot meunier adds a smooth, exotic mouthfeel. The pinot noir brings structure and intensity to the composition, resulting in a harmonious and balanced champagne.

 .

 .

The production of LEGRAS & HAAS champagnes is characterized by meticulous care and attention to ensure excellent potential for bottle aging. Over time, the ripe fruit aromas intensify, and the wine softens, creating a sublime drinking experience. However, to fully appreciate the freshness of Brut Intuition, it is recommended to consume it within 2 or 3 years.

Another remarkable offering from the house is the Brut Rosé, which showcases the artistry of LEGRAS & HAAS in crafting a champagne bursting with red fruit flavors. This exquisite blend, made exclusively from first press wines, showcases the finesse and elegance of perfectly preserved pinot noirs. The structured base is derived from the red Les Riceys wines, while chardonnays from Chouilly and Vitry contribute freshness and balance, allowing the pinots to shine.

 .

Legras & Haas' Wines

  • Brut Rosé

    Pinot Noir

  • Intuition Brut

    Champagne Blend

  • Exigence N°10

    Chardonnay - Pinot Noir

STAR GUIDE europe

Ancarani Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Kloster Eberbach Awarded By: Anastasia Palferova Kloster Eberbach…

Barbaglia Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Villa Melnik Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Harsovo…

Vieux Télégraphe Awarded By: Veronica Accossato Vieux Télégraphe…

Selbach-Oster Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Cavazza Awarded By: Cavazza Wine Veneto, Italy In…

Emanuel Pesqueira  WIA Ambassador   UK  Emanuel is Head of Wine at Gordon Ramsay Group. When growing up, Emanuel’s family called him “the perfect host”, so it was only natural that he has ascended through a wide variety of roles within the hospitality industry in recognition of his performance and service delivery.. Before joining…

Tabitha Watson WIA Ambassador Scotland Tabitha Watson is from the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh. Between her home and London, she works as a full time Theatrical Agent representing professional Actors in the Creative Arts Industry. Tabitha is also qualified in Business Administration, Digital Marketing and Business Management and Leadership.…

Claudia Maremonti WIA Ambassador Italy Claudia Maremonti, born and raised in Cosenza, has a great passion for wine that over time led her to accumulate experiences, complete a sommelier course, and open her Instagram page by collaborating with some blogs. In 2020, after a series of introduction courses…

Stefan Sulzer WIA Ambassador Germany Stefan Sulzer is a 45-year-old wine enthusiast from Münster, Germany. Being a school teacher by profession, he also finds time to develop his understanding and competence in the wine sector. More than 20 years ago he started tasting wines with a friend who worked in…

Valentino Pusnava WIA Ambassador Germany Valentino Pusnava is one of the most well-known German wine bloggers, being a familiar face at all major wine events in Europe such as ProWein, VinItaly or MeranoWineFestival. He is WSET certified, and his background is in business with a strong focus on digital and…

 Ivan Vellucci  WIA Ambassador    Italy Ivan Vellucci is 53 years old, he writes for an online wine magazine. He is an engineer and a manager before being a sommelier. He works as marketing director in a high-profile automotive company in Italy in the luxury segment. He is a wine fan and…

Lucia Palm WIA Ambassador USA Lucia Palm is a certified sommelier and wine educator who runs her successful social media brand Lucialoveswine on both Instagram and TikTok, where she recommends quality wines on a budget in tandem with providing wine education to her over 170,000 followers. . Lucia first fell in love with wine while…

Karla & André Baader WIA Ambassadors Brazil Karla and André Baader are a couple of professional chefs and wine enthusiasts from Brazil. They started their journey into the world of wine and food, when they left their countries, Brazil and Guatemala, their full-time jobs, friends and family to become chefs…

Daria Kholodilina WIA Ambassador Georgia Daria Kholodilina is a Georgia-based wine tourism specialist, and a big friend and promoter of Georgian wine – with a WSET 2 certificate. Being born in Ukraine, Daria moved to Georgia in 2013 because she fell in love with the country. She participated in developing…

Maxence Jacquot WIA Ambassador France Maxence Jacquot is a wine professional from France. After attending a business school specializing in wine (Institut Supérieur du Vin à Montpellier en France), he worked as a press officer. Maxence was lucky to work for some of the biggest names in the French wine…

STAR GUIDE north america

Calera Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Ridge Vineyards Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded…

Inniskillin Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Dutton-Goldfield Winery Star Wine Leaders’ Choice Awarded By:…

Share.

WIA - The Wine International Association