Pinot Blanc

Marc Tempé

Marc used to live in a cave set into the Vosges mountains. He began his journey into wine making as a lab technician for a company that controls appellations in France (INAO). He later moved further into the vineyard, responsible for selecting lieu-dits and potential grand crus. The job gave him good insight into who were getting things right and who were getting things wrong in the region. In 1993 Marc and his wife Anne-Marie established their own domaine, formed of plots previously belonging to their parents.

Charles Dufour

Charles Dufour is a relative newcomer in Champagne's rebel Aube district. He is first and foremost a wine grower, tending his own vines instead of purchasing grapes from others. His desire to create wines that are as close to nature as possible has led to him adopting unique practices in Champagne, such as having his vineyards certified organic by Ecocert, avoiding the use of industrial yeasts, rarely adding sugar and often choosing to age the wine in steel rather than barrel.

François de Nicolay

Domaine Chandon les Brailles has been preserved by the Nicolay family for nearly 200 years, today managed by François and his sister . Their 13ha vineyard, which are found in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton have been certified Biodynamic since the 2008 vintage. In the cellar, the reds grapes are partly de-stemmed, whilst other bunches are left whole. The grapes are cooled to 18 degrees to avoid premature fermentation. No chemistry is permitted in the cellar apart from a small amount of SO2 before bottling.