Champagne Delong Marlene, Wine Cooperative to Independent Wine Producer
In 1966, Gérard Delong and his wife bought vineyards in Coteaux Sézannais. The winery delivered their first vines and grapes as part of the cooperative for many years. Determined to control the production and elaborate their wines, the couple purchased their first winepress in 1980. That same year, they launched their first cuvées, and bought then acres of land.
Back to Traditions and Sustainable Viticulture at Champagne Delong Marlene Winery
In 2008, the couple entrusted the estate to their daughter, Marlene Delong, with a new name, Champagne Delong Marlene. Harvesting techniques were passed down from father to daughter, creating their wines in respect of the Champagne tradition. Sustainable viticulture has been brought life back to the vineyards, flora, fauna, including butterflies and ladybugs. Champagne Delong Marlene has also adapted their winegrowing practices to focus on quality rather than quantity of the grapes.
Champagne and New Cuvées at Champagne Delong Marlene
In 2008, Marlene’s companion, Damien, started managing the vineyard, allowing Marlene to focus on elaborating the wines. They together developed a unique type of wine culture, enabling them to create new cuvées. Their work won the certification reward in 2015. They grow all three Champagne grapes on the estate, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier and their wines boast a great combination of simplicity, exuberance, and freshness. We encourage a journey to Champagne Delong Marlene to experience some incredilbe handmade Champagnes.