Today, the 9th generation is at the helm with Nicolas, who after studying engineering and enologist, returned in 2003. It thus perpetuates almost 300 years of history and preserves the philosophy of the house: express in the wines the potential of champagne terroirs.
The vineyard is based solely on the Reims Mountain, on first and great vintages. "Our ancestors, who have been in the vineyard for many years, knew how to preserve and select the best terroirs."
In addition, the vines are quite old, mostly located in mid-hillside, ideal for producing great wines.True to the typicality of the region, the vineyard has a high proportion of Pinot Noir (75%) complemented by Chardonnay allowing the fruit and the power of Pinot Noir to marry with the finesse of Chardonnay.
The Culture of the Vine
"A strong principle guides our choices in the vineyard: respect for balances. Balance is indeed the only way to obtain the optimum quality of the grapes. From pruning to harvesting, we perform as many tasks by hand, which guarantees us an adaptation to each vine. We only use organic fertilizers and work the soils with ploughs, which also allows us to improve the environment of the plant and thus its balance. All these methods are also the best guarantees for sustainable viticulture, respectful of the environment. An approach that is dear to our Domain.
Long part of an environmental approach, we are now labelled HVE (High Environmental Value) Level 3 and Sustainable Viticulture, distinctions recognizing our ecological and economic performance. These labels take into account criteria such as biodiversity, plant health strategy, water management…
We are one of the first Champagne estates to achieve this dual label."