Elaborated in the commune of Hautvilliers, a village home to the abbey of the monk celler Dom Pérignon, Champagne Fernand-Lemaire enjoys the appellation 1er Cru de Champagne.
The sunny hillsides, the family know-how and the blend of the 3 grape varieties Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier make it a product of great aromatic richness.
Created in 1903 by Fernand Lemaire, the family house has been producing a Champagne for 4 generations.
Eugene, his father and his wife Jeanne were the first to work a few feet of vines before Fernand exploited his first vines at Hautvillers. It has its own press, its first vats and above all, a vaulted cellar carved out of chalk, thus enabling it to launch its own brand: Champagne Fernand-Lemaire.
His son Robert, will continue his father's work by expanding his vineyard while caring about preserving the traditional know-how of Champagne.
Today, with 6 hectares of vineyards, the little son Frédéric, his wife Christine and their daughter Hélène are keen to extend this beautiful family history.
Depending on the quality of the grapes and the preservation of the environment, this family of vine growers works their vineyard in a rational culture.
After harvesting, pressing is carried out in a small wooden press, allowing precise work of the grapes and a fully manual approach.
The blending of the different grape varieties is carried out with care, allowing to obtain products of a great aromatic richness.
It is in the family vaulted cellar that Frederic operates the stirring of his bottles by hand. Prolonged aging of almost 3 years under optimum conditions allows aromas to develop and eventually ensures good stability.