The Ratafia champenois, is the most natural “aperitif”.


Protected Geographical Indication;

It is prepared by “Fortifying” freshly pressed grapes from the vineyard Grand Cru with “Eaux de  vie"  de Champagne. This is done before any fermentation takes place. 

It’s while aging that the Ratafia de Champagne acquires its mellow texture and a radiant amber  sheen. The Ratafia must always be served chilled and preferably without ice. It can be savored  with blue-veined cheese, or with a chocolate dessert (as a dessert wine or old Barsac).

It is a treasure when it keeps company to melons and peaches in summer, or to “Foie Gras” around  New-Year’s Eve and Christmas. Very closed to Ume-Shu savours we like.

Tasting notes.

  • Nose:
     Plum, yellow peach & toasty French spice bread.

  • Mouth: Candied fruits, quince jelly, plum light jam ending with a delicate and elegant refined Marc de Champagne tone.

The neck, unique in Champagne is corked with an "agrafe", the old closing system for the bottling and ageing in cellars. 

RATAFIA Lavergne. Cramant Grand Cru Champagne.

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Food/Wine Pairing:


Served at 8°C, it is ideal as aperitif. It also allows exquisite alliances with many dishes: a perfumed melon, an Italian ham or cheeses with character. It is also surprising to deglaze a sauce, for example foie gras escalopes. More simply, it can accompany a fruits salad.

Revolution in Champagne: Ratafia Honored by a PGI for the first time. 
Ratafia of Champagne has received the official status of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).


L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération.

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François Lavergne is a small producer from the south of the region with vineyards in Talus-Saint-Prix. François’ winemaker has a rich history in champagne production and has developed a number of cuvées using a combination of dosages to create a 'classic' and a 'light' style for both Brut and Rosé Champagnes. Both Rosé cuvées are made from 100% Pinot Meunier. François is collaborating with Caroline Milan to deliver a new range called Comtesse de Massy (Jean Milan, Oger). 


François Lavergne, Classic Brut NV Champagne: 16/20.

33% of all three champagne varieties. Dosage 9 g/l. Much better balanced and with more evident fruit than the Brut Light champagnes. Much better harmony and more flavour and greater finesse and length. (JH).

The Champagne Collection.


François Lavergne, Classic Rosé NV Champagne: 16/20.

100% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 9 g/l. Deep partridge-eye orangey pink. Fresh fruited and the fruit more evident than on the Light version. Victoria plums. Some grip on the finish. More complete than the Light champagnes and much better depth of fruit. (JH).

The Champagne Collection.

Julia Harding MW. 



LAVERGNE-POILVERT TALUS SAINT-PRIX 51270 FRANCE.     Paris, Tél. : 0144073667

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CHAMPAGNE LAVERGNE Thesis of Institute Jules Guyot Founder Roger Bessis, Dean of the University of Burgundy, Oenologist. First World Champion of Japanese Sake.