Edouard Labruyère oversees all of this family-owned wine business and has now turned his sights to Champagne. With vineyards in Moulin à Vent, Burgundy and Pomerol the mix may seem eclectic but there is a common ethos underlying them all - a fundamental belief in terroir. Edouard is aiming for the skies in Champagne and specifically on the Montagne de Reims, determined to showcase individual plots – very rare in Champagne. This emphasis on terroir means that each plot is isolated at harvest and vinified separately, the better to understand every parcel and assess whether it is suitable for blending or better on its own.
There are 7 hectares of grand cru within Verzenay in total, planted with 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. The wines are aged in a perfect, vaulted, traditional 18th century cellar, overseen by celebrated oenologist Nadine Gublin- originally from the champagne region and run day to day by Vincent Van Waesberghe (chef de cave and chef de culture).