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Champagne Guy Charbaut
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The Guy Charbaut Champagne House is a family estate located in the heart of the best wines of the region...
Committed to the teachings passed down by his grandfathers, Franck Météyer (5th generation of winegrowers), works his vineyard in sustainable viticulture. This manipulating harvester and independent winegrower is a masterful ambassador for the Meunier, the emblematic grape variety of his region - the Marne Valley. Le Meunier occupies 60% of its vineyard. Some parcels reach...Lire plus Learn more
Committed to the teachings passed down by his grandfathers, Franck Météyer (5th generation of winegrowers), works his vineyard in sustainable viticulture. This manipulating harvester and independent winegrower is a masterful ambassador for the Meunier, the emblematic grape variety of his region - the Marne Valley. Le Meunier occupies 60% of its vineyard. Some plots reach the age of 70 years! Le Meunier contributes to the elaboration of the House's most prestigious Cuvées. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, also present in the Franck vineyard, join the Meunier to make interesting blends, rare vintages and exceptional mono-varieties among the House's 10 vintages. The clayey-limestone composition of the soil, which is regularly grassed, and the south-facing exposure, which is particularly favourable to grape ripening, reveal the exceptional aromatic complexity and richness of the terroir in Météyer Champagnes. The optimal maturation of the harvested grapes by selective sorting allows Franck to vinify natural Cuvées (zero dosage) or very low dosage, and thus offer finely fruity Champagnes!
Champagne Météyer Père & Fils is the first independent winegrower to be awarded the "Pierre Cheval de l'Embellissement" prize by UNESCO; a wide-ranging recognition that confers on the estate a distinction of world renown, to which it guarantees to always rise to the occasion. Since 1860, this House of Harvesting and Handling has been producing top-of-the-range and deeply elegant Cuvées, made from sustainable viticulture and vinified with the greatest respect for traditional Champagne methods. Medal winners in the most prestigious international competitions, its Champagnes stand out for their character and originality. Champagne Météyer is also a warm, cultural and artistic welcome, where masterpieces are contemplated and tasted! In its 18th century vaulted cellars, the House offers an extraordinary theatrical family museum, where all stages of winemaking are represented, as well as an unusual tasting room where exhibitions of works of art, workshops and master classes follow one another. Mark a "Champagne Stop", where Art and Champagne come together for the greatest pleasure of lovers of excellence.
Franck Météyer, a good pupil of his ancestors, perpetuates the old wine-growing practices that were passed on to him;* to preserve the harvest in the event of spring frost, some vines are pruned in March to delay the beginning of vegetation growth.* In an environmentally friendly way, ploughing and weeding are done mechanically.* Enamelled steel tanks are used to promote perfect micro-oxidation of the wine. * Franck Météyer is one of the 10% of winegrowers who block malolactic fermentation. This method, which is difficult to control, preserves the natural freshness of the grapes, thus offering a clear attack and length in the mouth.* A long natural ageing on slats characterizes Météyer Cuvées; a minimum of 3 years for non-vintage cuvées and up to 12 years for Vintages.