You could say that I was cradled in the vineyards. Son and grandson of a winegrower, since all time...
Champagne Olivier et...
Located on hillsides overlooking part of the Marne, near Château-Thierry, the vineyard...
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Champagne Guy Charbaut
Champagne, Champagne,Champagne premier cru
The Guy Charbaut Champagne House is a family estate located in the heart of the best wines of the region...
Our estate is spread over 14 hectares, most of which are classified as Grand Cru and Premier Cru, mainly Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Vertus, and Cuis. Our fiefdom, Le Mesnil sur Oger, located in the south-east of Epernay, owes the richness of its terroir to a mosaic of tiny plots where the Chardonnay perfectly expresses its entire personality. We cultivate our vines there....Lire plus Learn more
Our estate is spread over 14 hectares, most of which are classified as Grand Cru and Premier Cru, mainly Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Vertus, and Cuis. Our fiefdom, Le Mesnil sur Oger, located in the south-east of Epernay, owes the richness of its terroir to a mosaic of tiny plots where the Chardonnay perfectly expresses its entire personality.
We cultivate our vines with simple methods: low amendment, reasoned intervention, tillage, and reasonable yield. The poor soil that characterizes it - an omnipresent chalk as well as a hillside cultivation - makes the Mesnil Sur Oger terroir an exceptional and unique terroir in Champagne. It brings finesse and minerality to our wines. The Chardonnay grape variety is therefore the soul of our House and the main thread of all our blends.
The estate has belonged to the same family for five generations. My ancestor, Henri, started working the vines "in crowds" just after the First World War. After the Second World War, André Robert worked in the vineyard with the horse as a companion and tool. In 1960, he bought the House that owns these wonderful 19th century chalk cellars where our bottles are currently stored.
We have chosen as a family to perpetuate this family tradition, and therefore not to change anything! We vinify 50% of our wines in these small 228-litre barrels, which are on average about 12 years old. The bottling is late (July), because the wines are aged on lees for 8 months and stirred regularly. The creation of our wines is based on the permanent search for a subtle balance between a very calcareous terroir that brings freshness, finesse and minerality.
The philosophy of the estate is based on an alchemy between our winemaking and our terroir. We also have the culture of the terroir for the selection of the woods of our barrels! Through these "wines and oak essences" meetings, we test the marriage of the two.
Recently we acquired about ten barrels from the Mesnil sur Oger forest, the typicality of the grains of these oaks will allow a slow oxygenation but a little more important than normal. Ten other barrels from the very fine-grained Argonne forest will soon join us and with them very silky tannins, and aromas typical of this terroir, brioche bread, vanilla, and roasted coffee!