Champagne Herbert Beaufort, Henri Beaufort

France, Champagne, Bouzy

 
 

Sustainable


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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, mainly in Grand Cru Bouzy, but also in Grand Cru Ambonnay and some 1er cru vineyards.  In the wine-making, malo-lactic fermentation is blocked and dosage is kept to a minimum, being close to Extra Brut.  All the wines produced are from their own grapes and the average age of all their vines is 45 years with the oldest being 95 years.

 

Technical Information

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 Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Average 45 years Thick clay and chalky sediment Sustainable
Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "Cuvée du Mélomane" NV Chardonnay Average 45 years HThick clay and chalky sediment Sustainable