Champagne Naveau, in the Heart of Cote Des Blancs for 150 Years
Champagne Naveau is located in the middle of Cote des Blancs and has around 150 years of family history. It is the original birthplace of Chardonnay, and the family owns vineyards in the Bergeres les Vertus for more than a century. Christian Naveau took over the farm in 1998 and had an attachment to the vines as his father planted them. He works to integrate responsible and ecological methods to the vineyards while making exquisite champagnes. The main aim is to create outstanding champagnes using grapes from the magnificent terroir of the region. All the champagnes age for at least 36 months to acquire high quality and unmatched flavor. Most of the grape come from top-class Premier Cru vines.
Focusing on Sustainable and Organic Viticulture
The northern region has harsh climatic conditions which, along with an unusual subsoil and hilly terrain, creates a unique terroir. This gives their champagnes a unique flavor that is absent everywhere else. The steep vines receive ample sunlight coupled with the limestone content in the soils. The majority of the vines are planted with Chardonnay, while Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier also grow. For many years, the estate has been focusing on sustainable and organic viticulture to preserve the terroir and health of the vines. There has been no use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides for 12 years. Most of their champagnes age for twice the times taken by others in the region. Their exclusive vintages, ‘Demain’ ages for 60 months while ‘Rhapsodie’ ages for 120 months. This is what makes their champagnes unique to all others in the region.