The History of Champagne Falmet-Collot
The history of Champagne Falmet-Collot begins in the Côte des Bar. Initially, the production of wine was either for local consumption or trading. Michel Falmet took over the estate in 1970. He devoted himself entirely to viticulture. Along with his wife, he developed and marketed Falmet Champagne. The work involved planting new plots, investing in different types of equipment and modernizing buildings. Their hard work helped in managing and securing their own production as 80% of this grape production went into trading.
The Modernization of Champagne Falmet-Collot
Michel Falmet’s daughter, Corinne, took over the estate of Champagne Falmet-Collot in 2004. She and her husband, as part of the family lineage, want Maison Falmet-Collot to rise to higher levels in the 21st century. With the idea to expand the business, they acquired a new plot in 2007 and planted old Chardonnay. After a few years, Champagne Falmet-Collot constructed new buildings and developed production tools as well. This included the use of modern technologies into the Champagne Michel Falmet business.
Champagne Falmet-Collot, the Road to Becoming an Organic Winery
The 3.4 hectares of vineyards at Champagne Falmet-Collot have been converted to sustainable viticulture. The winery produces 25,000 bottles of Champagne every year using the best quality grapes. The varieties of grapes produced include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. The remaining production, nearly 30%, goes to large Champagne wineries such as Drappier and Veuve Clicquot. To visit Champagne Falmet-Collot be sure to book in advance for a great Champagne experience in the heart of Cote des Bar.