Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Localization: Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Tasting Notes: Aromas of brioche, honey with notes of fresh wildflowers. The minerality and complexity give this wine a 10-year cellaring potential.
Food pairing: Scallops carpaccio with citrus sauce, roasted bass with fennel and herbs or simply served with warm pastries during an appetizer.
The Domain: There is a true historical and family link behind their logo. It comes from a sculpture representing a young woman harvesting. Marius Giot, a famous regional artist and cousin of their family, has created this sculpture in 1968. The model who inspired him for this sculpture is Reine-Marie Nominé, Claude’s sister, at the age of 15 years old.
First and foremost, they are Winegrowers. Each generation has passed on to the next the same passion for their vineyard.
They are the 3rd generation and they benefit from the most valuable experience of their family elders. They learn about the diversity of soils and climates of each plot, day after day. 3 grape varieties were planted across 6 different villages, spread in 36 plots!
Simon Nominé looks carefully after the vines until the grapes have reached their best. During harvest, the fruit is selected, hand-picked, and directly pressed in their Cellar in Villevenard.
Being Independent Grower (Récoltant-Manipulant) means managing the production from the land to the bottle, this is the guaranty of unique wine, with a sense of place and dedicated people behind the product.
Growing vines is working with the environment, all year around. Therefore, they are naturally involved in sustainable agriculture, which requires special attention to their land, to preserve its biodiversity and the quality of soils.
From 20 to 45 years old plots. Growing vines is working with the environment all year round. Therefore we are naturally involved in sustainable viticulture, which requires special attention to our land, to preserve its biodiversity and the quality of soils