The vineyard

The Marne valley hillsides.

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The vineyard, of about 12 hectares, is located on the hills of the Marne valley, in Crouttes-sur-Marne and in bordering villages.

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Grape varieties

Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris ...

  • The Pinot Meunier is the main variety of grapes planted in our vineyard. It adds fruit flavor and softness to our blends. It is a variety of black grape but thanks to a gentle pressing, it will produce a white wine.
  • Pinot Noir vines are cultivated in some plots. This variety of grapes requires soils adapted to its quick maturing. It gives strength and structure to our champagnes..
  • The Chardonnay, the only white-skinned grape variety, is growing on a quarter of the vineyard. It gives liveliness and elegance to our cuvées.
  • Finally, the Pinot Gris (also called Fromenteau), ), unusual in Champagne, was planted I remembrance of our founders, who appreciated it. Two small vines produce the “Cuvée des Fondateurs (Founders’ Cuvée).
Pinot noirPinot MeunierPinot gris

Chardonnay

The vines

Environmental friendly growing methods ...

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We are growing our vines by respecting our soils. We use natural fertilizers: bark with manure and a little bit of organic fertilizer. The vines are protected against diseases in a well-reasoned manner. Soil working, green covering and grass-cutting are more and more used. Our gentle growing methods has been officially recognized. Champagne Dérot-Délugny got the certification "Haute Valeur Environnementale" (High Environment Value) and the quality label " Viticulture durable en Champagne" (Sustainable Vine-growing in Chamapgne).

We carry out the works in the vines ourselves with the help of three employees. Pruning is the longest task: it is the best moment to shape the vine stocks which will produce beautiful grapes properly spaced to ripen in the sun.

The harvest ...

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We monitor the grapes ripening in the different plots by sampling and tasting, to harvest at the optimal time. The harvest is carried out by a team of twenty pickers. This manual picking allows to choose the healthy and ripe grapes.