The Soil

In the Premier Cru village of Vertus

In the prestigious Côtes des Blancs the soil is very chalky which is typical in the village of Vertus. This gives a great minerality and freshness to our wines. Our parcels are rated Premier Cru, meaning the grapes are some of the finest in the Champagne region. Some of the vines are 70 years old. The ‘Tradition’ is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir however Maurice Matisse is a Blanc de Blancs which means it is made only with Chardonnay. The estate was the first in Champagne to be certified with the sustainable method of the ‘viticulture raisonnée’ which is essentially akin to a “natural” winemaking techniqu allowing the vines to be treated naturally without using any sort of chemicals. The vineyard in the Premier Cru village of Vertus is sustainably farmed, organically fertilized, and harvested by hand. In addition to the ‘viticulture durable’ label, the domaine also received the highest possible environmental value certification. The grapes grown on the estate are certainly worthy of the legacy of being some of the finest in the land.