Champagne André Tixier & Fils, a Family Winery
Back in 1926, André was the first of the Tixier Family to make Champagne at Chigny-Les-Roses. Since then, his son, Robert, grandson Patrice, and great-grandson, Julien, have followed in his footsteps. Champagne André Tixier & Fils is located in the heart of the Champagne region, between Epernay and Reims. They make 20,000 bottles of Champagne a year, and export all over Europe. Chigny-Les-Roses is well known for the home built for Madame Pommery of the famous Champagne family. At first, the village was known simply as Chigny. However, the name was changed when politician Emile Loubert, later President of France, visited the mansion and was enchanted by the beautiful roses all over the village.
The Vineyards of Champagne André Tixier & Fils
All of the wines of Champagne André Tixier & Fils are produced within the Champagne and Champagne Premier Cru appellations. They grow Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. Of the five hectares, there is one hectare of Chardonnay, one hectare of Pinot Noir, and three hectares of Pinot Meunier. Most vineyards face north, which helps the grapes retain their acidity which is essential for Champagne production.
Discover the Wines of Champagne André Tixier & Fils
Their rosé Champagne is a combination of 80% white wine with 20% Pinot Noir which they age in oak barrels. The vinification takes place in stainless steel vats, enamel vats, and oak barrels. The time between harvesting and bottling is 8 months. Almost half the production is the Carte Perle Premier Cru, made of 60% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier. The vines, on average, are 35 years old.