The Champagne winefield is located at the northernmost limit
(49.9°N) the severity in France for growing grapes and wide range of
extreme climatic conditions, generate two contrasting features in the
production of champagne.
In the first place, our non-vintage brut, the result of skilful
blending, is the hallmark of our maison. This wine reflects the character
of the vinegrowers,
men of even temperament with a mischievous sparkle in their eyes, who
have acquired the necessary expertise and ingenuity to shoulder the
involved in overcoming the hazards of the weather. Thus conveying
the same message, the same passion and the same magic for every bottle
after day, year after year.
In contrast, our vintage champagnes, produced exclusively from exceptionally
fine harvests, embody the distinctive qualities of the year and reflect
a sharp contrast in the character of the vinegrowers. Warm-hearted, generous
and at the same time discreet but opening out progressively. Our
wines evoke memories of the early spring, the shimmering heat of
a dry summer or even the chilly mornings at the end of the season when
one senses a tang
of minerals on the tongue and a taste of menthol on the palate.
The vineyards set the scene for the orchestra conductor who presides over
each vintage wine with his talents of maestro : a challenge he accepts at
every harvest. The audacity with which he directs a majestic symphony or
a modest concerto, is remarkable.