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The Guy Charbaut Champagne House is a family estate located in the heart of the best wines of the region...
Coming from a line of winegrowers, the fifth generation took over the reins of the family estate in 2006. Located in the southwest of the Marne in the heart of Champagne since the beginning of the 20th century...Lire plus Learn more
Coming from a line of winegrowers, the fifth generation took over the reins of the family estate in 2006.
Located in the southwest of the Marne in the heart of Champagne since the beginning of the 20th century, we now farm the 5 hectares in a way that respects the Earth, the Vine and Man.
Our parcels are mainly located on the Congy lands in the Petit Morin Valley and the Marne Valley.
The cultivation of the vine, the harvesting of the grapes in the heart of these valleys, as well as a traditional but demanding and careful vinification, allow us to highlight the 3 grape varieties, Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir, through our vintages.
In order to preserve our environment and that of our children, our vines are cultivated in a rational way:-
a manual pruning such as Guyot Poussard, more respectful of the sap flows of the vine, in order to limit the premature death of the vine plants, - a systematic return to the ground of the pruned wood
, - a careful binding and disbudding to keep only the future pruned wood for the following year and avoid excessive vegetation, -
a manual and meticulous trellising to organise the vegetation and thus avoid humidity and consequently diseases like mildew and rot.
All this manual work, carried out with respect for the vines, allows us to use very limited phytosanitary products (no grape rotting fungicide) and no insecticide since the beginning but installation of bat nesting boxes for autumn 2019
. we carry out tillage and mechanical weeding on all our plots, our headlands are grassed with a late mowing to promote biodiversity. This is
followed by a manual and selective harvesting of the grapes, which allows us to limit inputs, SO2 at low doses, no discoloration.
A gravity flow of the juice which avoids oxidation followed by qualitative settling, without enzyming, allows the alcoholic fermentation to start with carefully selected
After racking, an operation that consists in separating the lees from the first fermentation, we naturally let the second fermentation, called malolactic fermentation, take place. The
wines remain on the lees for a few weeks before being racked again.
Without fining, cold storage or filtration to preserve all their aromas, they are ready to be assembled.
Our choice: an ageing of our wines of at least 6 years in the cellar before disgorging and a low sugar content, at 6g/L, to allow our champagnes to express themselves fully and without artifice.
Tribute to the Marquise!
Free woman is passionate, who illuminated with her tumultuous loves her fiefdom of Congy, Antoinette des Marins, Marquise de Sy, personality of the village whose family had owned the seigneury since the beginning of the 15th century, lived there and died there at the age of 33.
Buried in the church of Congy, unfortunately today there is no trace of the Marquise, no engraving or tombstone.
Thus the Marquise disappeared forever.