Founded in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger on the C te des Blancs in 1958, this single estate RM moved to Vertus in 2004. Marie Doyard (founder member of the CIVC Maurice Doyard was her great grandfather) and brother Benoit then took over. Benoit and his father run the winemaking and viticulture and Marie is very much the public face. The estate is one of the largest for a grower 24ha, with over 200 parcels; 2ha in the Aisne, 2ha in the Aube, 4ha in Vertus and no fewer than 16ha in Le Mesnil, a huge holding for one domaine in this prestigious Grand Cru. Some 80% of production is exported. Vineyard work cultivates the soil and is as organic as possible. Two spanking Coquard PAI presses and over 200 barrels (nearly everything is barrel fermented) define the winemaking. MLF is routinely blocked on all cuvées. All the wines are Blanc de Blancs (except the rosé). A member of the Passion Chardonnay grouping.
This estate is the sole independent grower or RM (Récoltant-Manipulant) in Sillery Grand Cru. Yet this village in the 17th century was, with Aÿ, the most famous Champagne wine, then mostly still, not bubbly. Sillery, on the northern Montagne de Reims, normally Pinot Noir central, grows more (48%) Chardonnay than any grand cru outside the […]
Scala Wine is sole UK importer and seller of this important elite estate which has 6 ha of pure grand cru vineyards in Verzenay and Verzy on the Grande Montagne de Reims. Alexandre Penet, a highly-qualified oenologue (wine scientist, not simply a winemaker) also buys grapes to make his entry level champagnes as Champagne Alexandre […]
Exclusive to the UK via Scala Wine, this producer sits in the elite of single estate (‘grower’) champagne. Jean-Pierre Vazart has 11ha of vines, all in the grand cru rated village Chouilly on the Cote des Blancs. All of his wines are therefore ‘grands crus’. Jean-Pierre is restless, driven, and obsesses about quality and the […]