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 .
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.
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
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
Fruity, subtle and charming. An attractive Rosé, its charm and elegance would appeal to more delicate palates 85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir
Gaudinat Boivin Grande Réserve is matured partially in oak and is a blend of all three Champagne grapes with an emphasis on the Chardonnay. This lovely Champagne is rich and complex with a wonderful long finish.Production is in the region of 12000 bottles per annum. 40% Pinot Meunier 45% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir
From the Oger Grand Cru vineyards, Jean Milan's Brut Spécial is a Blanc de Blancs which is a blend of vintages from 2009 and 2010. Aged in old chalk cellars for 3 years, it is beautifully matured. From the Oger Grand Cru vineyards and made from a blend of 2009 and 2010 vintages.A low dosage delivering a fine Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs...
Jean Milan "Transparence" 2007, made exclusively from the 2007 vintage. A "brut nature" with a dosage of just 2g/l leaving nothing hidden. This is a rounded champagne which expresses the terroir. The roundness of 2007 chardonnay with great structure and with further ageing, has an opportunity to express its true character.100% Chardonnay
A classic champagne from the Côte des Blancs. Jean Milan Grande Réserve 1864, made in celebration of the family history and finished in the traditional hand tied closure. A superb Champagne beautifully presented. This classically traditional Champagne is a blend of barrel fermented chardonnays from the 2003 and 2004 vintages. Extended ageing...
A beautifully crafted Brut, with an equal balance of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The 20% of Chardonnay just gives it that extra little edge. As good as a Vintage thanks to the richness and the ageing.40% Pinot Noir 40% Pinot Meunier 20% Chardonnay 15% of the blend are from reserve wines
A perfect example of Blanc de Blancs Champagne, with elegance and style. Refreshing yet brimming with flavour. Available in limited quantities. 100% Chardonnay
This is a Rosé bursting with flavour and perfect with food or as an aperitif. Full of fruitness and rich aromas, this is a superb Champagne. Available in limited quantities. 40% Pinot Noir 50% Pinot Meunier 10% Chardonnay