Champagne Mathilde Savoye

Location: Vallée de la Marne, Champagne
Size: 3.5 hectares
Varieties: Pinot Meunier (35 year-old vines)
Viticulture: Certified High Environmental Value (HVE) and Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC). Permanent grass in the rows, soil lightly worked just below the vines, grazed by sheep.
Vinification: Hand harvested, ambient yeast fermentation, blocked malolactic fermentation, aged on the lattes, minimal SO2 additions before bottling.  Dosage 3 g/l

Coming from a family of Champagne vintners, Mathilde Savoye branched out on her own with her first vintage in 2019; we have started with the 2020. Mathilde farms her 3.5 hectares of Pinot Meunier (without pesticides or herbicides) in the Vallée de la Marne, spread among five communes – Chatillon sur Marne, Baslieux sous Chatillon, Belval sous Chatillon, Cuchery, and La Neuville aux Larris. Through her  determined work to create a biodiverse environment, she has earned a High Environmental Value certification (HVE), recognizing her significant commitment and focus on four key areas of environmental protection and enrichment: biodiversity conservation, protection of native flora,  and use management of both fertilizer and water. Current total production is around 3,000 bottles, expected to increase to around 10,000 bottles with the 2022 vintage release (which will occur in 2025).
The wines are 100% Pinot Meunier from marl, clay and limestone soils, which allow for an expression of richness and minerality.