Our jealously guarded Premier Cru estate

Our jealously guarded Premier Cru estate

33 hectares

Our vines are mostly in and around Chigny-les-Roses, Ludes and Rilly-la-Montagne, right in the heart of the Montagne de Reims and surrounded by the region’s Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. The family’s vineyards cover some 33 hectares, which have been built up and developed by the family over the generations. When you are lucky enough to own an estate as precious as this, it is your duty to give it the care it deserves. That is why a team of ten people tend the vines all year long, ensuring that the vines produce the finest possible grapes which are picked at the perfect moment.

Our jealously guarded Premier Cru estate

Le Clos du Moulin

Enclosed vineyards, or “Clos”, are much rarer in Champagne than they are in other wine regions. In 1950, Jean Cattier purchased this magnificent 2.2 hectare plot in 1950, planted half with pinot noir and half with chardonnay. Upon its first harvest by the family in 1951, the harvests were separated by year and by variety to create the very first bottles of Clos du Moulin, which were released in 1956.Now a blend of 3 different vintages, the Clos du Moulin needs more than 8 years’ ageing in the cellar to develop its remarkable complexity before it can be released. Each bottle produced has its own unique number. 

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Respect and care for our vineyard

Since the mid-1990’s, we have made it a priority to take a more ethical, environmental approach to how we tend the wines. This painstaking approach was quickly rewarded by the Ampelos certification, then by a level three (the highest possible) HVE label for environmental quality. Lastly, in 2017, we were awarded the VDC label for sustainable production in Champagne.

Our jealously guarded Premier Cru estate Our jealously guarded Premier Cru estate