Champagne Gremillet, Winegrowing Family Winery Since The 18th Century
Champagne Gremillet was established back in 1979 by Jean-Michel Gremillet and is currently run by Jean-Christophe and Anne Gremillet. Interestingly, earlier in the 18th century, their ancestors also worked as winegrowers in the south of Champagne. Champagnes from Gremillet are distinct in their unique style and represent incredible value within Champagne. The Cellars of Champagne Gremillet are located at Balnot sur Laignes near Les Riceys with vineyards in Côte des Bar. It is the only cellar in the region that makes Champagne, Coteaux Champenois, and Rosé des Riceys wines. Balnot sur Laignes is the largest winegrowing commune in Champagne.
Pinot Noir: A Key Variety For Their Champagne
The vineyards of Champagne Gremillet cover more than 40 hectares of area. The vineyard with limestone soils grows 85% Pinot Noir grapes 85% and are famous for its fruity and fresh taste. Chardonnay covers the rest of the area and adds its own characater to the wines.
Champagne Gremillet and Their Production
Gremillet produces approximately 500,000 bottles in a year. The wine rests for a minimum of 22 months and a maximum of five years. Ageing time makes the Champagnes more refined and filled with texture. Gremillet best Champagnes are made form the first press cut. They optimize their blends, by providing first and second taille to other winemakers in exchange for their highest quality grapes. Plan your visit to Champagne Gremillet vineyards to explore the winemaking process and their unique Champagnes. Book your visit in advance to create an incredible wine experience at Champagne Gremillet.