Since 1862, the family domain has been crafting champagne in Chamery, with Grégoire Bonnet as one the first recoltant manipulants of the village. Now, in their 6th generation
After studying oenology and working as a red wine maker in the southwest of France, Cyril Bonnet joined the family domain in 2013, starting at the same time all of the vineyard began conversion to the organic method of cultivation.
The 10.5 hectares of vineyard today are of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier and Petit Meslier, 50 parcels spread over 4 villages of the Montagne de Reims area. Since it has been a family estate since 150 years ago, a significant proportion of old vines has always been preserved (age average of 35 years old, with oldest plots over 80 years old).
The key to ensure vitality and strength to the vines is to put on the use of local plant macerations or infusions to stimulate the vine’s natural defenses (nettle/ comfrey/ horsetail/ willow leaf).
In the cellar, no filtration, indigenous yeast for the first fermentation and a very minimalistic use of sulfur. About a third of the wines are vinified in used oak barrels and other containers to experiment (clay and eggs) and the rest in stainless steel tank.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier; 40% of perpetual reserve. Full-bodied white fruits and citrus melt with candied notes, nutty aromas and tenderness on the ending
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier; selection of the first juices only (cœur de cuvée); entirely elaborated without sulfites nor any additives, unfiltered; floral, herbal and spicy, ending with a special mineral quality
100% chardonnay old vines from a single plot planted in 1962. Progressively enriched of white flowers, honey and pear; final sensation persists on notes of pastries, and an elegant smokey touch
100% pinot noir old vines (average 55 years old). Nose and palate with berries, apple tart, plum and dried fruit along with the creaminess of the bubbles. The ending extends on a delicate mineral sensation, a signature of the chalky terroir