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, 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.
|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|