Champagne Sourdet-diot, in the Heart of Marne Valley, Precisely at La Chapelle Monthodon
Champagne Sourdet-Diot was set up in the middle of Marne Valley, precisely at La Chapelle Monthodon. Raymond Sourdet first planted the vines in the 60s and expanded the vineyards in the coming years. Patrick and Nadine Sourdet became independent winegrowers in 1980 and started making their own champagne from their grapes. They installed a traditional press and wine cellar to elaborate wines. By 1990, the entire harvest of grapes was used to elaborate wines in their cellar, and they set up a tasting room to host guests. The estate was listed as the Welcome Point on the Champagne Tourist Route in 1992. The Sourdet family estate is a member of the French Federation of Independent Winegrowers and works hard to make exceptional wines for its customers.
80 Years of Winemaking
Around 11 hectares of their estate vineyards are present on the southeastern slopes that have the best conditions for growing good quality grapes. In 2011, the traditional 4000 Kg press was replaced with a modern 6000 Kg press, and stainless steel tanks replaced the enameled vats. Pruning is done to reduce the yield and ensure that only quality grapes grow. Appropriate spray treatments are used to enhance fertility and preserve the environment. Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay grapes grow in their vineyards, and only the best grapes are handpicked for further processing. Natural yeasts are used to ferment the must into wines at controlled temperatures. The wines are allowed to cool down at the end that gives them stability and the desired taste.