CHAMPAGNE.MONTAGNE DE REIMS. CHAMERY. FRANCE
Certified Organic since 2012
Thomas’ small estate (2.5ha), based in Chamery, has been passed along from many generations in the family who also farm cereals (hence the wheat sheaf represented on the label). In the early’80s,his parents created their own brand and decided to leave the co-op, to invest into a traditional champagne press, and started to make their own champagne, focusing on quality.
At the end of the ’90s, they started to plough only between vines and left natural cover crops between the rows in order to restore the balance of the soil. In 2003, after an internship with a biodynamic winemaker in Burgundy, Thomas really understood the means to privilege a more natural approach into farming to let the expression of fruit speak.
The domain encompasses 7vineyard plots that are on the bottom to mid slopes, laying on a rich variety of soils and with different expositions,as the village of Chamery comes into the form of an amphitheatre.
The domain is entirely certified organic since 2012, and Thomas is now focusing on making single vineyard wines, which are all aged in barrels (228l and 500l) for at least 9 months, with very minimum sulphur or none added.
All the wines we’ve started to bring in were all disgorged a la volée, making them enjoyable soon after the release date.