Fourth generation vigneron Pascal Agrapart runs this historic family domaine in the village of Avize. He is humble, soft-spoken, and fiercely dedicated to expressing the terroirs of his beloved village in his Champagnes.
Vine age is among the oldest in the Côte des Blancs, some in excess of 60 years of age, and there is a steadfast commitment to organic viticulture.
The refined and layered lineup of NV and vintage parcellaire Champagnes reflect the talent and focus of a man who is both gifted as a farmer AND a tuned-in vinifier. This combination makes for some of the most complex and compelling wines in the region.
100% of the fruit comes from estate-owned parcels located in each of the seven villages in the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Oger, Oiry, Cramant, Avenay Val d'Or, Bergères les Vertus, and Mardeuil. (70% Grand Cru, 30% Premier Cru) Following 100% malolactic fermentation, one-quarter of the wine is aged in older (more neutral) 600L casks, the remainder is aged in stainless steel tanks. Dosage is 7 grams/liter. SO2 is 50 mg/l. Aged Sur lie for 24-36 months, In selecting the best grapes of all seven villages.
Pascal Agrapart has succeeded in demonstrating the fundamental character of Cótes des Blancs in one cuvée...with a 10% splash of Pinot Noir.