Founded in 1894, this has become one of the finest grower estates in the Côte des Blancs under its current proprietor, Pascal Agrapart, who has been making wines here since 1984. Unlike many of the smaller grower Champagne houses that have really only recently begun to estate bottle their wines and sell them under their own labels, the Agrapart family has done so since the inception of the domaine. The winery was founded by Arthur Agrapart, and today is run by the fourth generation of the family. The two Agrapart brothers, Pascal and Fabrice, continue to maintain the same commitment to excellence and hand - crafted wines that has earned this fine domaine its loyal customer base in France. His 10ha of vines lie largely in the grand cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oiry and Oger, and while he’s uninterested in being labelled organic or biodynamic, he works according to natural rhythms and sensibilities, without any chemical pesticides or herbicides. Agrapart always ferments his wines with indigenous yeasts, which he feels is crucial to the expression of terroir, and a portion of the wines are aged in old, 600 - litre oak casks. His non - vintage cuvées are of uncommonly excellent quality, while his three vintagedated Champagnes – Minéral, L’Avizoise and Vénus – all come from specific terroirs in Avize and Cramant, sourced from the same parcels each year. Each has its own individual personality, offering a terrifically detailed and refined expression of site.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Oceanic and continental influences
Farmed organically. Manual harvest
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
AGE OF VINES
35 years old
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