The estate was founded in 1930 and is situated at Celles-sur-Ource in the Cote-des-Bar - the southernmost tip of Champagne. There are 18 hectares of vines in total and today the farm is run by 4th generation winemaker, Aurelien Gerbais. The estate converted to organic cultivation in 1996 and everything is done by hand. Aurelien and his father Pascal are pioneers in the use of Pinot Blanc in their house blends and the family is fiercely protective of its 4 hectares of this particular grape, including a plot established in 1904 that gives up the sought-after 'l'Originale'. The 'Cuvee Reserve' also contains a significant proportion of Pinot Blanc (25%) along with 50% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, all of which are vinified separately. The resulting Champagne is elegant, pure and thirst-quenching.
A pale straw-yellow in colour with a lively and steady mousse. Aromas of green apples, ripe pears and buttered bread. Weighty and pure on the palate with further green fruit notes and a generous minerality, the finish is lingering and refreshing. Try with Oysters Rocafella, butternut squash ravioli with a sage sauce or spring rolls with a sweet chilli sauce.