Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon is one of the most brilliant sparkling winemakers in the world. Chef de Cave at Champagne Louis Roederer since 1999, he’s the man behind the de-luxe cuvée Cristal, as well as a host of other bubblies. Listen to our fascinating chat, covering everything from freshness to what he calls deep-rootedness, autolysis to climate change, Champagne’s chalky soils and the role of Pinot Meunier in blends.
To read more about Jean-Baptiste, have a look at the Louis Roederer website. You can also follow him on Instagram @jblfizz.
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