Our champagne is made in keeping with Champenois tradition, for as a Grower-Producer (Récoltant Manipulant – RM), we grow all the grapes we use in our own vineyard, as well as making the wine and marketing our bottles under our own name.
In our region, with its unique soil and climate, our vineyard is located on the right bank of the Marne Valley. The village of Montigny sous Châtillon stands on the Champagne tourist road, and is one of the Champenois vineyard’s great attractions.
Our vineyard is divided into 41 plots of land on 5 hills very close to our family winery, where Pinot Noir (11%), Chardonnay (20%) and in particular Pinot Meunier (69%) are grown. The latter, typical of our area, lends great sophistication to our cuvées, creating subtle aromas of unrivalled suppleness and fruitiness to delight the palate of all who taste them.
The grapes we use to produce our champagne come from very old vines, with an average age of 33 years, which limits the yield but gives us wonderfully ripe bunches of grapes that make for truly excellent champagne wine.
Moreover, our vines’ exposure is an advantage since most of them face south, providing ideal conditions for producing the three grape varieties and obtaining well-ripened grapes for the harvest. Even the best grapes also demand a rigorous, well-managed vinification process to create Champagne Charlier & Fils.