House of Champagne
of the Marne valley area
The Champagne Laforge-Testa house is located in the Marne valley area, in Charly-sur-Marne.
At the gateway to the Champagne region vineyards, just one hour from Paris, you will enjoy exploring our lovely region, its valley and our Champagne coming from a unique clay-limestone soil.
Family owned for the last four generations, our work has successfully combined tradition and modern technology for the utmost respect of our patrimony. Environmentally-conscious, we, have opted for a sustainable grape growing, the guarantee of a high quality grapes.
Our plain and elegant dressing puts the emphasis on the perfect continuity of this Champagne house throughout history.
50% Pinot Noir
10% Pinot Meunier
Aged for a minimum of 5 years
Dosage: 10 g/l
Tasting notes: Clear and bright, pale gold color, with fine bubbles and a nice ring. Pleasant nose of ripe white fruits, slightly stewed; with aeration appear brioche and roasting note. On the palate, the attack is frank, creamy reinforced by a great freshness; revealing the roasting note perceived on the nose. A balanced Champagne, harmoniously blended, with a nice structure and a good length.
To drink: within 3 years.
Food matching: ideal as an aperitif with toasts. It can also be served with light meals, seafood, soft white cheese, pancakes.
55% Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: Straw yellow colour, clear and bright, green glints, with fine bubbles. The delicate and elegant nose evokes the white flowers, pear and vine peach; but also notes of honey and toast. The palate reveals an existing complexity: a rich wine expressing the white and yellow fruits perceived on the nose but also creamy and buttery accents. The finish is very long, revealing the dried fruits. A good overall balance.
To drink: within 5 years
Food matching: roasted sea bass with cream of sorrel.
70% Pinot Noir
Aged for a minimum of 4 years
Tasting notes: Clear and bright light orange pink color, with a delicate ring and fine bubbles. The nose is appealing, direct on stewed red fruits and ripe fruits; with aeration, appear notes of citrus and touches of blood oranges. The palate is soft, full-bodied, sweet and tasty; the sharpness of the flavours of the nose is recognized. The whole offers a very nice balance with a polished freshness accompanying the wine till the finish.
To drink: within 2 years
Food matching: it is the perfect accompaniment to all desserts, choux pastries, babas, sweet mousses.
Aged for a minimum of 6 years
Dosage: 10 g/l
Tasting notes: light yellow-golden color. The nose is young, pure and fruity with notes floral and mineral. The taste is elegant with aromas of citrus and peach.
To drink: within 3 years
Food matching: ideal as an aperitif. It can also be served with spiny lobster.
A red wine, 100% Pinot Noir, is made from a plot of 25 years and vinified and matured in oak barrel.
Tasting notes: light ruby red colour, some toasty notes, vanilla and red berries, sour cherry and almonds. The palate is light with fresh acidity, quite soft tannin.
To drink: within 5 years.
Food matching: this is the ideal red wine at a gastronomic feast accompanied by several, different Laforge Testa Champagnes with its divers styles or levels of sweetness. It is the perfect accompaniment red meats and cheeses.
We hope you are in good shape to go through this complicated period, while respecting the containment measures to protect the health of all.
Some news from our house:
The vines are already very advanced this Friday, April 24, 2020. The inflorescences (future clusters) are clearly visible.
On the cellar side it is more complicated! Our disgorgement is postponed until May 20, 2020 and the shipments are waiting.
In these times of confinement, we think of all of you and hope to meet you soon to share our divine beverage.
Take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
The LAFORGE TESTA team
The palissage is finished, the grapers are formed, some finishing work, some holidays and we will have the pleasure of meeting you in September.
After frosts in April and May that affected 15% of our vineyards, rain and wind do not facilitate flowering. Let’s look forward to the sun.
The harvest: it's the award of our working year in the vines.
I’m very happy to say that Champagne Laforge Testa Brut Rose was feature on this month edition of Glass of Bubbly magazine on an article entitled 10 Great Roses for Valentine’s Day, you can read it by clicking here
A four pages article on the Laforge Testa House has been published on the Tasted magazine (summer edition), you can read it by clicking here
« Le val de la cave »
02310 Charly sur Marne
Phone : (+33)3 23 69 74 82
Mail : email@example.com
Fax (commandes) : (+33)3 23 69 74 82