The founder, Armand-Raphaël Graser, left his native Alsace in 1915 and settled in the town of Damery, in an 18th century building which is still the company headquarters today.
The house name is derived from the following; A.R. being for Armand-Raphael, and `Lenoble` being a tribute to the nobility of Champagne wines. Today the house is owned by the founder`s great granddaughter, Anne Malassagne and her brother Antoine.
The house owns 18 hectares of vineyards, which provide 60% of their requirements. The Chardonnay vineyards are situated in the Grand Cru village of Chouilly in the `Cote des Blancs`, Pinot Noir from Bisseuil, a Premier Cru in the `Montagne de Reims` and Pinot Meunier from Damery in the `Vallee de la Marne`.