Portrait of Claire and Laurent Dérot-Delugny

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE DÉROT-DELUGNY. With their vineyards settled on the edge of the appellation overlooking the Marne river, the Dérot-Delugny family has its roots planted in clay and limestone since 1929… Today, Laurent and Claire – 4th generation of growers in the family – are farming the estate. They are two passionate winemakers…

Portrait of Christine and Vincent Piot-Sévillano

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PIOT-SÉVILLANO Creativity, innovation and good-humour…Christine and Vincent Piot-Sévillano perpetuate the style and the tradition of their estate, but not without innovating ; they experiment but their risks are always well-calculated. Their highly-aromatic wines outline a true winegrower thought. Located on terroir of Vincelles in the Vallée de la Marne area, we met with Christine and…

Portrait of Sébastien Mouzon

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE MOUZON LEROUX On the North-East hillside of the Montagne de Reims, there is a unique place where you can find a number of tortuous dwarf beech trees called Les Faux but out of the forest, the village of Verzy reveals other treasures… Some of them are crafted by a discreet…

Portrait of Georges Remy

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE GEORGES REMY There are some secrets in Champagne that are worth revealing… Force of nature with golden hands, talented winegrowers, Georges Remy is a discreet man who has in his hand a mythical terroir. Not afraid to roll up his sleeves, he started from almost nothing. He looks to the…

Portrait of Virginie and Fabien Bergeronneau

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE FLORENT BERGERONNEAU-MARION In the Bergeronneau family, there are Florent – the father -, Véronique Marion – the mother -, Virginie – the daughter – and Fabien – the son – ; all sharing the fire in the belly for the champagne. Their estate is in the family since 1590 and the…

Portrait of Antoine Paillard

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD The Pierre Paillard estate is in keeping with the tradition of the most prestigious champagne terroirs with a supplement of soul and heart: sustainable practices, cultivated here with conviction, love and good farmer sense. On their great terroirs of Bouzy, Antoine, his brother Quentin and their father Benoît,…

Portrait of Benoît Déhu

VISIT AND TASTING AT BENOÎT DÉHU On the edge of the appellation, at the end of a little road where the land is full of life and the soil fertile, a plant garden sets on a clay terroir with green marl.  Benoît is an outstanding winemaker who knew how to take a back seat to the evidence of his terroir and…

Portrait of the estate Leclerc Briant

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE LECLERC BRIANT Leclerc Briant is one of the historic estates in the region… pioneer for the organic and biodynamic approach in Champagne, fruit of a strict, rigorous and methodic work in the vines… This estate of 9 hectares located in the heart of Epernay is also resolutely innovative breaking away from…

Portrait of Vincent and Gaspard Brochet

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE VINCENT BROCHET Sensitivity, family, passion, sincerity… at Domaine Les Croix, an estate launched 70 years ago by Henri Brochet, generosity is required. The one of the grand-son, Vincent, who has at heart to create emotions through his wines and the one of Gaspard, his son, graphic artist and winegrower, who never ceases…

Portrait of Benoist and Isabelle Perseval

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PERSEVAL FARGE A broad grin on their face, they host the epicurean on a quest to find champagne goldsmithery… Isabelle and Benoist – proud of their inheritance – cultivate with sincerity, authenticity, pragmatism and determination ‘classic’ and ‘old’ grape varieties. Nestled in the slopes of the vineyard, in the heart of the wine-growing…

Portrait of Nicolas Maillart

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS MAILLART Conscientious winegrower, outstanding winemaker, Nicolas Maillart, representing the 9th generation on the estate, puts up a faultless performance in Ecueil perpetuating the incredible history of 3 centuries and the know-how of his family started in 1753. It is at the heart of Montagne de Reims in Ecueil – a village…

Portrait of Manuel Janisson

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE JANISSON & FILS Established for almost a century on the Montagne de Reims, Janisson is a well-known family in Champagne and beyond. Representing the 5th generation on the estate, Manuel Janisson creates remarkable cuvées of intensity and freshness. Through a distinctive and easily identifiable identity, Manuel defined the “Janisson & Fils style” which…