Our fond and long-held partnership. We were the first to discover, advise them and import Geraldine and Richard’s wines into the UK from before 2014. They are now exported worldwide. Geraldine Lacourte and Richard Devignes took the bold step with a young family some years ago, to leave their local coop and become a proper independent grower champagne (RM). They have 8.3ha in the western Montagne de Reims. They have quickly gained recognition, exporting to the USA, Australia, Italy, Germany and the UK, and won various awards, including reaching the final of the London Wine Fair Winestars competition for new importers in 2012. Recently they have been awarded HVE status, a certification for sustainable and near organic vineyard and winery work. A member of the Les Mains du Terroir grouping. They are now certified organic and on the way to biodynamic confirmation too.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]