REGION: Champagne - Vallée de la Marne

Following his immense success in the Pacific North West with Cayuse, Horsepower and Hors Categorie, Christophe Baron decided to go back to his roots and produce 100% Pinot Meunier from his family’s properties in Champagne finished with zero dosage and only in magnums!
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Vallee de la Marne
Jérôme Dehours works 42 different vineyards across just 14.5h on the south side of the Marne river. Primarily focusing on Meunier, his wines are beautiful expressions of the varying terroirs found here. The different types of clay and limestone produce delicious bready, savory, and salty Champagnes.
Cédric Moussé has been at the helm of the western Marne estate, Moussé Fils, since 2013. He is a Meunier specialist, producing brilliant salty, juicy, aromatic wines from homeopathically farmed vineyards with a unique terroir of mica-inflected green clay.
Marianne Gamet is a member of a new generation of growers, bringing fresh energy and perspective to her wines. Today, Marianne is making distinctive and delicious Champagnes from eight hectares. The vineyards are split between three villages along the Marne: Mardeuil, Damery, and Fleury la Riviére.
Nicolas and Antoine Chiquet farm 23h in the Grand Vallée villages of Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Using only 1er cru and Grand Cru fruit vinified in stainless steel, they produce incredibly fresh and balanced Champagnes, generous of fruit and texture.
Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy is the 5th generation to lead this Aÿ based domain in the Marne Valley. With a focus on viticulture, he is now farming 20% of his vines biodynamically, and a seemingly boundless energy, JB is crafting stunning, unique expressions of Cumiéres and its surrounding villages.
René Goutorbe took over the family estate in 1970 and in the last 50 years has expanded the domain to 25h, though the jewel of Goutorbe’s vineyard holdings is their six hectares of Aÿ grand cru. Their rich and aromatic Champagnes are always charming from the NV to the late released Spécial Clubs.
Jean-Paul Hébrart took over the operations of Marc Hébrart Champagne in the Vallée de la Marne from his father Marc in 1997. Based in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, JP grows mostly Pinot Noir. His Champagnes are unfailingly pleasing, ripe and juicy without feeling sweet. It’s hard not to smile as you sip!
Champagne Paul Laurent was created in 1952 by Gilbert Gruet and Danielle Gruet. This 3rd generation producer is the result of the constant and meticulous care put into each bottle. Crafted eco-responsibly, all the wines reflect the values of the family – simplicity, authenticity, and hard work.