About the maker
Located in the village of Damery just west of Epernay. Family-owned and run since 1911, the 8 hectares of 30 different parcels of vineyards planted to predominantly Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The average age of the vineyard parcels is around 35 years old, though some parcels were planted in 1930 and are almost a century old. Goutorbe-Bouillot has intense care for the vines and their health, with the vineyards now now certified as "viticulture durable", which is the highest European standard of sustainable agriculture. The Champagnes are produced by a method similar to the solera system, whereby each year they use 50% of the reserve wine in blend, some dating back to 1980. This adds a level of maturity and complexity to the Champagne, whilst still demonstrating the freshness the house can achieve when enjoyed young.See the Goutorbe-Bouillot collection here