Champagne Charles Mignon, Epernay, Vallée de la Marne

NV Grande Réserve Brut Premier Cru
NV Rosé Brut Premier Cru
NV Comte de Marne Brut Grand Cru
NV Comte de Marne Brut Grand Cru Rosé

 

Fourth-generation vintner Bruno Mignon carries on a tradition as one of the rare family-owned négoce houses in Champagne, set in the charming town of Epernay along the river Marne tucked between celebrated vineyard hillsides and forests. The domaine seeks to blend tradition with innovation, crafting wines in the old style with modern equipment and winemaking facilities—and aged in a centuries old, brick-lined cellar beneath the domaine. The family crafts their distinct cuvees from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of their own vineyards and another 100 acres (43.5 hectares) from independent growers, with whom they enjoy longstanding relationships and an ethic of sustainable farming practices.

The wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks on native yeasts and undergo 100% malolactic fermentation, aging anywhere from 24 to 60 months on their lees, depending on the cuvee. Vinified separately by vineyard and varietal and then thoughtfully blended to showcase the ensemble of premier cru and grand cru fruit, the finished wines are elegant, refreshing, balanced and well structured. Theirs are some of the few quality champagnes to be found at a great value.