Cumières, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne
2.5ha. under vine
In 1971, Jacques Cousteau published a report that residual pesticides could be found in the Arctic Ice, an area with little crops to treat. This report was read by a young Champagne grower, whose vineyards lay in the shadows of the Abbey of Hautvilliers, Georges Laval. So shocked was he, he realised a change needed to occur. So, the conversion to Organics began. In doing so he would become one of the very first in Champagne to start this.
Vincent, his son, took over in 1996 and continuous what he believes is this essential work. Respect to the environment, preservation of fruit aromas and flavours of terroir. The building blocks of great Champagne. We feel very fortunate to have a small allocation of Vincent’s wines – considered by many to be some of the finest in the region.
2017 harvest from Chambrecy terroir. Assembled with 2011, 2013 and 2014 of his reserve wine from Cumières. 1g dosage.
Cumières Premier Cru NV
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier
2017 harvest, vinified and aged in oak barrel. 24 months on its lees. 0 dosage.
Les Chênes Premier Cru 2015
Optimal condition spot mid-hillside facing south, chalk under a thin layer of clay and silt, organic culture for a very long time ...
Les Hautes Chèvres Premier Cru 2014
Located above the village, in the upper mid-hill, on clay-limestone soil. Renowned for the quality of its Pinots, Vincent cultivates most of the plots there. The 2013 vintage comes from the old Pinot Meuniers vines planted between 1930 and 1971. Their very low yield provides a beautiful aromatic palette, which, linked to the mineral tension of the Hautes Chèvres terroir, gives real wonders.