IN OUR VINEYARD, WHERE PINOT NOIR IS KING, THERE GROWS A JEWEL THAT IS CHARDONNAY
Up until now, our vineyard has been made up of 15 hectares in three prestigious locations: Bouzy, a very well known wine-making area in the montagne de Reims, classified as a 100% Grand Cru; Loches sur Ource; and a Barséquanais village near Riceys, which is well known for its rosé.
Our land is therefore in the best area for Pinot Noir! This is why our vineyards in Bouzy are made up of 90% Pinot Noir and only 10% Chardonnay.
This “lack” of Chardonnay was given a helping hand in 2014 when David’s father retired and entrusted David to take care of his vines. These vines have been passed down from David’s grandfather.
It is in this way that today we take advantage of a new vineyard, of a just over 1.5 hectares in the renowned town of Chouilly, classified as 100% Grand Cru, in the “Côte des Blancs”.
Always very concerned to protect the environment, the management of our vineyards is scrupulous and our day to day running is careful. We direct our struggles towards certifications like HVE, “Hautes Valuers Environnementales” (High Environmental Values) and “viticulture durable en champagne” (sustainable viticulture in champagne). We attach a great importance to the environment and therefore respect it as much as possible by using natural defences for the vines, thus limiting chemical treatments. Since 2000, we have been using environmentally friendly processes such as tillage and enherbement (letting grass grow between the vines) which prevent the need for weed killers.
Our main objective is to use renewable sources of energy and therefore, during our renovation in 2007, we installed solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Each investment is considered following this same philosophy.
The entire harvest is vinified, managed and marketed by us in Bouzy. This enables us to reach an annual production of around 145,000 bottles from all our cuvées, of wich 80% are sold abroad to : Japon, USA, Europe, South Africa…