The Champagnes of Donson & Lepage
A micronegociant producer from the Côtes de Bar


Based in Avirey-Lingey in the Côte des Bar, Dosnon & Lepage is a partnership between Simon-Charles Lepage and Davy Dosnon. It’s best described as a micro-negociant business.

They own a couple of hectares of vines and rent five more, with a total production of around 50 000 bottles.

This is the southern limit of the Champagne region, and soils here are hard limestone with some clay content. The result is boldly flavoured, fruity Champagnes. All the wines are fermented in barrels, which adds an extra richness to them.

They are available in the UK from Roberson, whose prices are given in brackets after each note.


Champagne Donson & Lepage Recolte Noire Blanc de Noirs NV
Fresh, intense, bold and a bit toasty. Nice sweet ripe fruit. Lively, complex and full flavoured. 91/100 (£32.95)

Champagne Donson & Lepage Recolte Brut NV
Fresh and complex with nice bright citrus fruit. Very pure style. Crisp lively citrussy fruit dominates. 91/100 (£34.95)

Champagne Donson & Lepage Recolte Blanche NV
Herby, slightly creamy nose. Ripe and sweet. Toasty, ripe and quite sweetly fruited on the palate with an intruiging herby edge. Very sweet fruit profile. 90/100

Champagne Donson & Lepage Recolte Rosé NV
Sweet, bright strawberry fruit here. An accessible ripe, fruity style with pure fruit to the fore. 88/100

Wines tasted 05/11

See also:

A remarkable Champagne tasting

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