Champagne Valentin Leflaive

The Leflaive family’s wines are some of France’s most renowned. Based out of Puligny-Montrachet, they without question produce some of the greatest Chardonnays in the world. Olivier Leflaive Frères branched off from the original Domaine Leflaive holdings to explore and promote additional Burgundy lieux-dits alongside their own world-famous vineyards. In this same spirit of savoir-faire […]

Champagne Vilmart & Cie

The story of Vilmart begins in 1872, when Desire Vilmart founded a small Champagne company in the hamlet of Rilly in the Montagne de Reims. Five generations later, under the direction of Laurent Champs, Vilmart is arguably the best of the “grower” Champagnes: sparkling wine crafted from grapes grown, harvested and vinified by vignerons on small vineyard […]

Champagne Gaston Chiquet

The global market of Champagne is dominated by two dozen or so houses regarded as “Les Grands Marques”. These are the most famous names in Champagne: Moet et Chandon, Louis Roederer, Pol Roger and Taittinger to name a few. Through the years the houses have developed their own particular styles. To achieve these styles year in […]

Champagne Delamotte

Maison Delamotte, one of the region’s oldest producers, has been a benchmark in Champagne since 1760. Delamotte is sister house to the legendary Salon, the latter a super-premium Blanc de Blancs made from a single one hectare vineyard in Le Mesnil, plus grapes sourced from 20 other Grand Cru vineyards in the area. The house is a […]

Champagne Salon

Created in 1911 with first vintage 1905, this Champagne is produced from a one-hectare parcel owned by Salon (“Salon’s garden”, a vineyard of deep limestone and chalk ) and from 19 other smaller parcels in Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger. The parcels were chosen at the turn of the century by Aimé Salon, who headed Salon until his death […]