Our 77 plots represent 15 hectares of vineyards located in 3 Grand Cru classified villages: Avize, Oger, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The close proximity of our vineyard plots and the meticulous work of our team allow us to ensure an intrinsic quality in our grapes. Careful observation and tending of the vines are important because the success of great champagne begins with the production of highquality grapes, ones that are picked at perfect ripeness. The truest possible expression of the grape variety and terroir can thus be revealed through the fullness of the champagne.
We use a horizontal press with a lateral membrane filled with water. Its weight gently pushes on the harvested grapes to gradually extract the juice.
We induce both the alcoholic and the malolactic fermentations, beneficial to the aromatic development of our wines. Since the beginning of the 2000s, we have added 50 228-liter Burgundy barrels to our vat room. We vinify the juice from “Les Belles Voyes” terroir and store the reserve wines used to make our liqueur de tirage and dosage liqueur in these barrels.
Aging in the cellar
Our underground galleries date from the mid 19th century. Reinforced by millstones, the pure chalk, a witness to our sub-soil, is discernible in some areas.
These cellars are a somewhat magical place of constant temperature and humidity where our different champagnes rest and evolve over time.
We believe that a minimum of 2.5 years of aging is necessary to appreciate the qualities of our Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs champagne. Five to six years of aging is needed for our Prestige and vintage cuvées to reach their full potential.