Champagne Agrapart & Fils

One name echoes above others at the summit of Côte des Blancs: that of Pascal Agrapart. Upon arriving at the Domaine in the late 1980s, he immediately observed the precious riches of his lands, which included over 9 acres of Grands Crus spread between the villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger and Oiry. Together with Anselme Selosse, the winegrower tirelessly worked on his vines to enrich the legacy of Champagne winemaking. Every decision made at the Domaine follows the same…
commitment : to extract from its chalk the purest expression of a healthy and vigorous grape. The winegrower believes in working his vines like a garden. His land usually remains covered with grass and is ploughed only to limit plant competition, as required. Nothing is left to chance, from selecting the correct grape maturity to reduce dosage, to respecting living organisms and ploughing of soils, protecting the land with natural compost. Even the vinifaction…
process is as unobtrusive and natural as possible : his wines are never fined or filtered and the riddling of the bottles is operated manually. To this day few houses can pride themselves on taking care of their plots with the same pugnacity, as the Domaine continues to inspire new generations of Champagne winemakers.
Pascal Agrapart is now seconded by his son Ambroise, and a new dynamic is taking shape. While their vines remain neatly kept, innovation is…
everywhere inside the winery: new stainless steel vats for plot by plot vinification, a newly air-conditioned barrel-cellar... and frequent dosage testing.
Among the Domaines various cuvées, its iconic Terroirs is key to understanding the aesthetics of the House. The wine is a blend of three parcels from the Grand Cru Avize. It is matured in casks and aged on four-year lees to achieve its noble and textured balance.…
Avizoise is a tribute to the Grand Cru Avize, which brings together four deep, clayey plots. A rich and powerful giant of a wine. Minéral is aptly named: the grapes from Cramant and Avize are rooted in soils that are more ca
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