With 38 hectares of vine in the best terroirs of the Champagne region, the vineyard Michel Gonet spreads on a part of the Côte des Blancs, classified as Grand Cru, the cotaux Sézannais, Montgueux, and Bar-sur-Aubois.
Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger & Avize
Our Grand Crus chardonnays, located in various villages of the Côte des Blancs, are protected from the cold winds from the north thanks to the Montagne of Reims, and spared from the rains of the Vallée de la Marne. This terroir benefit from a remarkable climate, a chalky and muddy soil and subsoil, bringing structure and minerality, prone to the creation of a grand vin de Champagne.
On the coteaux du sézannais, the terroir is composed of limestone and clay, but sometimes also sandy on some plots. This atypical terroir offers us fine and floral chardonnays, crisp and fresh.
Montgueux, located near Troyes, is composed of marl chalk with small fragments of flint, creating powerful and spicy chardonnays. It’s orientation in the south brings an aromatic richness.
Finally, the pinots noirs of the Côte des Bars, light and fruity, are produced by the terroir of Fravaux, composed of small fragments of limestone and flint. These terroirs, mainly made up of chalk, allows to regulate the temperatures and to soften the climatic excess inherent to this northern region.
Sophie and her team are developing a coherent method of reasoned culture principles, for the work on the soil and the grass, with the aim of reducing the inputs and protecting the biodiversity of the plots.
Easy habits, but essentials to the preservation of the natural areas, are put in place : keeping the woods, natural hedges, preserving the ecological buffer strips, managing our water ressources etc…
In 2019, we started our conversion in order to obtain the certification VDC (Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne).