Champagne Herbert Beaufort, Henri Beaufort
France, Champagne, Bouzy
The Beauforts have been making wine in Champagne since the 16th Century. In the early 1900s, Marcellin Beaufort became famous for his Bouzy still wines, and in 1929 he and his son, Herbert began to bottle Champagne wines. Today, Herbert's son Henri and grandsons Hugues and Ludovic, continue this tradition.
The family owns 13 hectares; 10 Ha of Pinot Noir and 3 Ha of Chardonnay. 7 hectares are in Grand Cru Bouzy, where the oldest vines 70 years old. The remaining 6 hectare are divided between the Grand Crus Ambonnay, Tour sur Marne, and Verzernay, and the 1er Crus Mareuil (where a small parcel dates to 90 years old) and Trépail. In the wine-making, malo-lactic fermentation is blocked and dosage is kept to a minimum, being close to Extra Brut.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Champagne Brut Tradition Carte D'Or||90% Pinor Noir, 10% Chardonnay||Average 45 years||Thick clay and chalky sediment||Sustainable|
|Brut Réserve "Les Facettes" Premier Cru NV||70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay||Average 45 years, with some 90 year old vines||Thick clay and chalky sediment||Sustainable|
|Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "Cuvée du Mélomane" NV||Chardonnay||Average 45 years||Thick clay and chalky sediment||Sustainable|
|Brut Rosé Bouzy Grand Cru "Cuvée Yllen"||Pinot Noir||Average 45 years||Thick clay and chalky sediment||Sustainable|