One parcel, 14 000 bottles produced, One grape Variety (Pinot Meunier), vintage only Champagne, 3 hectares and only one vessel (vinification and maturation process in oak). It’s all about craftmanship here.
With Benoît Déhu, we feel a notion of infinitely large where the world is his frontier while sensing an infinitely small where details give birth to wines of a rare precision.
This paradoxical complementarity captivates and thrills this great winemaker.
Make work together simplicity and complexity, living in harmony with its local environment while shining at the other side of the world. What if this would be the recipe to give birth to a great wine?
Descended from a wine grower family established in Fossoy (Aisne) since 1787, Benoît pursues the dream of giving back Pinot Meunier its former nobility. He is fully engaged towards this quest.
Those multi-facetted wines combine at the same time freshness, sapidity, fullness, finesse, complexity, elegance, deepness, length, textures… Meeting Benoît’s Champagnes is a passport for a unique experience that will also nourish your soul.
Champagne Doyard, thanks to Yannick and his son Guillaume, embodies a certain idea of Champagne. A Champagne of pioneers and builders paying tribute to their ancestors by continuously pushing the limits, refusing the easy way, getting around obstacles of life in order to produce the better, the best, an absolute.
In this wine estate located in the heart of the best terroirs of the Côte des blancs, one know to be up to the standard of a family heritage going back to 13 generation. Here the connoisseur travels back to the age of enlightenment and feels a sense of nobility, Nobility of time, nobility of terroirs, nobility of glass bottles, nobility of people…
We just need to meet this family once to find out what generosity, respect, humanity, sharing, engagement, vision, pleasure mean. We find all of that in their wines.
Pleasure plays a key role to understand wines of Guillaume and Yannick. They combine an optimal quality, a richness on the pallet made possible thanks to extended aging time in the bottle. Smart use of oak delivers elegant, refined, complex wines with a load of nuances.
The palette of terroirs is unique, the excitement of the creators is boundless.
On the South East slopes of the Reims Mountain, the wine aficionados of the world are rushing to Ambonnay hoping to be lucky enough to taste Francis Egly’s wines. In this village, Pinot Noir is King. This variety is well mastered by a number of great wine growers in this grand cru terroir but Francis Egly is THE absolute reference, the absolute performer. He is the one who has been taking this exceptional terroir at the highest level. Francis is taciturn, hard worker, committed, aiming at perfection, ready to shake up habits and customs. This long term quest delivers wines with quality standards rarely met in Champagne. Francis Egly eminently respected throughout the world personify vigneron greatness for the last 30 years. There are only a few authorities in Champagne. He is certainly one of them.