Champagne – family-owned houses

Chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon and an array of Louis Roederer Cristals

A cornucopia of tasting notes and latest news from Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, Louis Roederer and Taittinger. See this guide to our generous coverage of Champagne this summer 2019.

These four estimable houses are presented below in alphabetical order, with the tasting notes provided in the order the wines were tasted. You can use the links to jump to a particular house.

Louis Roederer


I enjoyed a double helping of Billecart-Salmon this summer: a tasting led by the energetic Mathieu Roland-Billecart in London in early May and then an extended tour of the house in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in...