Grapes: Meunier + Pinot Noir + Chardonnay
Region: Damery + Cumieres, Valley de la Marne, Champagne, France
Soils: Clay + Limestone
Vinification: Direct press, then fermented in barrels
Aging: 5 years on the lees
Fining or Filtering: Disgorged
Dosage: 5 g/L
Notes from the Importer: Husband and wife team Virginie and Vincent Vanpoperingh run this small family estate on the banks of the River Marne. Virginie’s family has been growing grapes since the 18th century and Raymond Caillez and Andrée Lemaire began making their own wines from the family plots in 1942. Annie and Henri Caillez took over in 1976 before passing along to their daughter and her husband in 2005. The estate holdings have grown from 2ha to just over 6ha and conversion to organic faming was certified in 2020 by EcoCert.