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Champagne Houses

Bollinger Champagne

Champagne Bollinger was founded in 1829, and is still 100% family owned today. Mentzendorff have been agents for Bollinger since 1858.

Somewhat unusual for a Champagne House, Bollinger have been growers and producers from the outset.

70% of Bollinger's grape supply comes from its own vineyards. This is a minimum, set out in Bollinger's Charter of Ethics and Quality, which was published in 1992. This Charter confirms the House's commitment to true standards of excellence, and reinforces their stubborn determination to maintain those standards that have made Bollinger a watchword for the quality of Champagne.

Lanson Champagne

The values and expertise that created the unique and enduring style of Champagne Lanson have been handed down from generation to generation. As "caretakers" of this tradition, it is our duty to pass it on, while always remaining responsive to the taste of the modern, champagne drinker.

12 boulevard Lundy - 51100 REIMS

Tel : +33 (0)3 26 78 50 50

Veuve Clicquot Champagne

The remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is often considered the first businesswoman of the modern era. Née Nicole-Barbe Ponsardin, she was widowed in 1805 at the age of 27. Veuve Clicquot ( Veuve means widow in French) defied every convention of the day to take the helm of her late husband's small Champagne house. She enlisted help wisely, took astute risks and made important technological innovations (including the invention of remuage or riddling), leading the House to world renown. One of her most significant triumphs was sending a secret shipment of her Champagne to Russia in 1814 in defiance of Napoleon's blockade--a great success.

 

Moet & Chandon Champagne

Claude Moët, a wine trader descended from an old family resident in the Champagne region since the 14th century, founded his house in Epernay in 1743, and decided to perpetuate the Dom Perignon legacy. His grandson, Jean-Rémy Moët, is the one who, in the 19th century, really helped the house expand by opening it up to foreign markets.Jean-Rémy Moët handed the house over to his son and his son-in-law, Pierre-Gabriel Chandon de Briailles. It then took on the Moët & Chandon name. With an inherited tradition and know-how strengthened over the generations, Moët & Chandon is today number one in the profession and the Champagne brand of reference. Leader in the export market, the house sells over 80% its of production to foreign markets. Its reputation is exceptional: a Moët & Chandon cork pops somewhere on Earth every single second. The house's vineyards span a total of 771 hectares. This makes it by far the greatest in the region.

 

Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Florens-Louis Heidsieck was the son of a Lutheran minister from Westphalia.
He moved to Reims to be a cloth merchant, and discovered wine-making there. He started making his own in 1780, and since he was neither a viticulturist nor native from Reims, he showed talent and worked hard at his new-found profession.
He founded his own House on 16 July 1785. He had already become an expert at his art, and even dedicated one of his wines to Queen Marie-Antoinette. He was granted the honor of presenting it to Her Majesty in person.

 

Laurent Perrier

Laurent-Perrier creates wines that give pleasure and are based on a solid savoir-faire. It was the first champagne House to introduce a large proportion of Chardonnay – a minority grape in the region – into the blend of its Brut L-P, the true signature of the Laurent-Perrier style. Laurent-Perrier has also created other products, such as Cuvée Rosé Brut, a wine with a unique rosé colour with the characteristic aromas of red berries, presented in a special bottle. The House has also created Ultra-Brut, a natural brut (unsweetened) wine that requires the skill of subtle assemblage of high-quality grapes, since this wine can only be made from very mature grapes with low acid content. The search for exceptional quality is also applied to Cuvée Grand Siècle, an exceptional non-vintage blend of wines, selected in the very best vineyards from the very best years. It is the champagne spirit in all its splendour.

Louis Roederer Champagne

Louis Roederer is one of the largest remaining independent Champagne Houses, owned by the same family since it was founded in 1776.

In the period 1832 to 1870, under the direction of Louis Roederer, the house gained top ranking worldwide with sales of 2,500,000 bottles, including 390,000 in the United States and 660,000 in Russia where Louis Roederer champagne was an outstanding success. In 1876, Louis Roederer II who had succeeded his father created the Cristal cuvée for Tsar Alexander II. In 1909,Tsar Nicolas II nominated Louis Roederer as the official supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia.

Louis Roederer produces wines from its own vineyards, of a quality and tyle that places them among the most sought after wines in the world.

Mumm Champagne

Richness and subtleties of the Mumm vineyards traditions and know-how built up over generations, a constant awareness of quality - the spirit of the Maison Mumm, expressed with refinement and generosity in the range of Mumm champagnes.The Mumm Champagne House has come to symbolise champagne around the world.As a major player in the world of champagne, Mumm has been nstrumental in the success of this outstanding product across the centuries.It has been behind advances in viniculture and high-profile initiatives which have helped establish champagne's international reputation while respecting tradition and keeping pace with changing tastes and fashions.

Taittinger Champagne

In 1734, Jacques Fourneaux, a merchant of champagne wines, established the company that would some day become Taittinger. In that early part of the XVIIIth century, the Benedictine abbeys of Hautvillers, Pierry, Verzy, and Saint-Nicaise in Reims, owned the best vineyards in the Champagne region. They cultivated the vines and pressed the harvest to produce the first sparkling wines which they either sold themselves, or through agents in Epernay or Reims.

 

Dom Perignon Champagne

The Abbey of Hautvillers was born in the 7th century of a dream that came to Saint Nivard. Ten centuries later, Dom Pierre Pérignon gave this heritage its most dazzling interpretation. The extraordinary quality of the ine he devised and produced in the secrecy and religious fervour of the Abbey makes him the spiritual father of champagne and one of the greatest visionaries of modern wine-making.

 



 
 

 

 

 

 

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