This Le Mesnil-based C tes des Blancs family domaine is undergoing an energetic transition led by Claire Robert who has taken over direction and has now persuaded her husband Jean-Baptiste to join her (and stop commuting to Paris!) as her father Bertrand has retired. Some 14ha are owned, much spread as far apart as the Marne, Vertus, Etréchy, and the Vitrayat. But the heart of the domaine is the 6.5ha in grand cru Le Mesnil itself. Viticulture is as sustainable and green as possible, with ploughing, and there is now coveted HVE certification. Winemaking combines stainless steel and impeccably managed barriques and a consistently blocked malolactic for all cuvées.
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 […]
At long last after visits and discussion over time forming a friendship, we have been granted a precious allocation of this internationally-coveted micro producer in the Aube. Dominique Moreau cultivates just a 2,5ha contiguous parcel of lieu-dit ‘Tremble’ in the village of Polisot, in the southern Aube, near Les Riceys. The estate is named after […]
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 […]