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Classic innovatively reinterpreted!
Morgann Saintot, who, together with his mother Nathalie, directs the fortunes of the winery founded in 1955, is careful and sensitive to innovation and reinterpretation - without forgetting his roots or ancestral successes.
The Domaine is located in Avenay-Val-d'Or, less than 10 km northwest of Epernay, in the far east of the Vallée de la Marne. Not far from Bouzy and Ambonnay grows here mainly Pinot Noir, which is also the main part of the vineyard with about 90%.
Respectful and gentle treatment of nature has the highest priority. The winery has been certified since 2014 in the highest level of "Haute Valeur Environnementale" and since 2016 also according to the strict guidelines of "Viticulture Durable en Champagne". Currently, the winery is in the process of conversion to organic farming.
In addition to viticulture, the family also runs a vine grafting company!
In the cellar, the young winemaker relies primarily on careful aging in wood, but concrete eggs and qvevri (probably the oldest wine aging vessel ever) are also used. The base wines are fermented spontaneously, vinified individually and, after the tirage and an unusually long yeast storage, are shaken by hand as in the past and disgorged with very little dosage (Extra Brut). Some of the champagnes are even aged under cork - a labor-intensive and costly method which is now very rarely used.
The results are exciting, terroir-driven, balanced-complex champagnes that skillfully combine the family's cross-generational experience with the new ideas of the next generation of Champagne winemakers.
Facts: Avenay-Val-d'Or, Vallée de la Marne, 10 h