Artisan champagnes are the life and soul of champagne. These are the champagnes made by families and Houses who date back generations and have the knowledge and experience to produce the finest quality champagnes year after year. That knowledge is handed down generation by generation and ensures the traditions and unique practices are preserved. Sometimes referred to as "grower champagnes", the products are often made using grapes from Grand Cru villages where vines can be up to 90 years old. Many Artisan champagne producers sell around 75-80% of their crop to the leading brands, the remainder they keep to produce their own champagnes. If they didn't do this we would only ever see the "mass produced" main brands and much of the art that lies behind crafting a beautiful champagne would be lost. Production is in much lower volumes, but is usually of a much richer quality, so when you buy a champagne from this range, you are buying the best. All our Artisan champagnes are personally selected by us, and we spend time in the region tasting and discovering the history behind the champagne producers. Support these smaller higher quality Houses and enjoy their champagnes, they really are the heart that makes champagne tick.
Champagne Sanger is a very unique Champagne House. The House is in fact, the wine making school in Avize, and since 1952, students, professionals and the cellar master have been producing the Sanger range. The wine growers learning their trade at the school are taught the techniques and know how required to produce Champagne, and innovation is very much encouraged. The House has access to much of the terroir of Champagne and can call upon countless vineyards to select their grapes from. The grapes they use are often from Grand Cru villages and enable stunning Champagnes to be produced. Generations of students have started their champagne lives producing Sanger under the direction the cellar master but also learning from their peers. The school was officially set up in 1927 by the Government and today has a significant place in Champenois, training more than 80% of the winegrowers-to-be .
From the very south of the Champagne region, where the terroir of Les Riceys and the Burgundy regions meet, Champagne Jean Jacques Lamoureux produce some of the most outstanding Champagnes imaginable. Historic scripts dating back from year 1000 tell of the richness of the soil, discovered by the monks of the abbey in nearby Molesme. Led by the inspirational priest Robert de Molesme who founded the Order of the Cistercian, the monks developed a vineyard which soon gained prominence in the Champagne region, and laid the foundations for successful Champagne production centuries later. Les Riceys is a bucolic village, a collection of three hamlets, each of them owning an impressive church, the testimony of the rich cultural past of the village. The terroir of Les Riceys is the biggest vineyard in Champagne with 866 hectares of vines. This terroir is unique in the Champagne area with its three different AOC : Champagne, Coteaux champenois et Vin Rosé des Riceys. Two generations of the family gather to prepare the blending, with great eagerness thanks to the exceptional quality of the Pinot Noir, and the wonderful Chardonnay, like no other in Champagne being so close to the Chablis region.
The family House, founded 50 years ago, is situated in the village of Ludes, in the region of the Montagne de Reims. Raoul and son Francois run the business together to create the signature champagnes. The character of these wines is forged from the chalk of the slopes on which the grapes are grown - an undeniable finesse. Driven by an eye for detail, precision and rigour, they create champagnes which are lively and elegant, highlighting the terroir of the Montagne de Reims. Our entire range of champagnes is not only perfect for festive celebrations and special moments, but is made to be enjoyed with any impromptu dinner amongst family and friends. One family with a unique history, a passion shared by brothers, traditional values passed to the new generation, Champagne Huré Frères has been producing Champagnes for over 50 years. the Champagnes are an imprint of each year, of the earth, of the environment. The range offered is unique, different, complex, yet refreshing and inviting.
Since 1969, the Soutiran Champagne House's ambition has been to reveal, through its wines, all the wealth of their exceptional vineyards. Thanks to the quality of the selected grapes, and to the skilled blendings, wonderful champagnes, complex wines with a strong personality, are produced.
The heritage of the family know-how, combined with a love of gastronomy, leads to originality without betraying the characteristics of the vineyards. Like a famous chef who selects his ingredients judiciously and transforms them with talent, Patrick and Valerie produce their champagnes with the same passion, selecting the best vineyards to create unique champagnes such as the Perle Noire vintage or the "de Saignèe" pink champagne.
The consumers' enthusiasm, the confidence of the professionals and the recognition of the press are so many incentives for the future that motivate us to continue on the path of originality.
Champagne House Jeeper has its roots dating back to the 18th century, but its 1949 where the story takes hold. It was then that the son of Victor Goutorbe, Armand Goutorbe set about producing his own Champagne following the end of the Second World War.
The name “Jeeper” was given to him in honour of the American Jeep he was given by the local authorities to help him get about his vineyards. It helped him get up and down the steep slopes with ease, and so the Jeep gve him the name of his Champagne – Jeeper.
Champagne Jeeper is a premium product, the Champagnes are of a true quality. Some 35 hectares land are owned with additional grapes supplied from 180 hectares owned by partners. Approximately 2.5 million bottles are now produced.
The amazing Lavergne Brut Classic. A fresh gentle Champagne, boasting luxury, class and style. This superb Champagne is blended from the old vines of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the soil of the first counts of Champagne parcels of land. Its the traditional Champagne derived from some of the oldest known Champagne Estates. Matured for a...
We are delighted to introduce François Lavergne Classic Rosé Champagne. This beautiful Rosé Champagne is bursting with flavour, soft and gentle, and ideal with desserts as it’s not over sweet. It offers a wonderful bouquet full of perfumes with scents of violets giving it a fresh spring like aroma.100% Pinot Meunier
This beautiful Rosé Champagne is made from 100% Pinot Meunier. It’s bursting with flavour, soft and gentle, and ideal with desserts as it’s not over sweet. It offers a wonderful bouquet full of perfumes with scents of violets giving it a fresh spring like aroma.The lower dosage makes it a little drier but the freshness and fruit...
Made up of equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The Cuvée Tradition elegantly combines the refreshing Chardonnay with the power of Pinot Noir to give a fine balance.This fine Champagne is rich and full-bodied, with a wonderful balance of freshness and strength. A very lengthy...
The Grand Millésime Vintage Brut from Napoléon has won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, so comes highly recommended. A perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, made perfect by long ageing on the lees. A mature Champagne with superb flavours. A Champagne of character, a great companion for those key moments in life and excellent for...
Paul Goerg Brut Blanc de Blanc. Delicate, Elegant and Refined.Crisp and lemony, so perfect with seafood and a delight in spring and summer. 100% Chardonnay
Creamy. Seductive. Generous.A wine that never fails to impress with unique qualities. 60% Chardonnay 40% Pinot Noir
Pure. Mineral. Ethereal.This Champagne is first and foremost a pure Chardonnay, which is rare for a non-dose cuvée and is a result of a long period of ageing in their cellars, giving it silky texture, combined with freshness and minerality. Pure, subtle and delicate, perfect for Chardonnay lovers and is based on the 2005 harvest, although several years...
Fruity, subtle and charming. An attractive Rosé, its charm and elegance would appeal to more delicate palates 85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir
Balanced and complex with brioche notes. A grand vintage, combining delicateness and strength.100% Chardonnay
Purity. Minerality. Elegance.This Champagne is truly the jewel in the Paul Goerg range. It is perfectly balanced and radiates purity, minerality and elegance. It is the culmination of all the expertise of the master wine-makers. It has a sparkling radiance which will guarantee an unforgettable experience. 85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir
Gaudinat Brut Tradition is an elegant champagne offering a beautiful golden colour and a rich nose of red berries. It's perfectly balance with a dominance of Pinot Meunier making it light and fresh. Whilst its the House entry level champagne, its truly great and really demonstrates how Artisan Champagne can be so good. Just 25,000 bottles are produced per...