Nicolas Maillart

France, Champagne, Montagne de Reims

 
 

Sustainable


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The Maillart family’s vine growing practices can be traced back to 1753, when their ancestors grew vines in the neighboring village of Chamery. Although, there is a document suggesting that the tradition goes back even further, referring to a “measure of vines” in 1533 that was mapped out by Pierre Maillart, a sworn surveyor working in Chamery for Saint Nicaise abbey. It is now the turn of the ninth generation to take the reins, in the form of Nicolas, who returned in 2003 after completing his studies in engineering and oenology. He is thus perpetuating an almost three hundred year old tradition and maintains their house philosophy of bringing out the full potential of the terroir of Champagne in his wines all while maintaining strong biodiversity in the vineyards with minimal use of chemicals and nearly organic farming practices.  His Marie Hanze,  Brut Platine and Extra Brut Platine are three of the best values for Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality in Champagne today.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé NV 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay 25 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Champagne Premier Cru Brut Platine NV 63% Pinot Noir, 14% Pinot Meunier, 23% Chardonnay 25 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Champagne Premier Cru Mont Martin 2015 Pinot Meunier 25 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Champagne Premier Cru Brut Millesime 2012 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay 30 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Champagne Premier Cru Jolivettes 2015 Pinot Noir 50 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru Extra Brut "Les Francs de Pied" Pinot Noir 40 years Clay-limestone Sustainable