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Growers Champagne

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The term ‘grower Champagne’ refers to Champagne made by the same people who tended the grapes; it can also be called estate-bottled Champagne or domaine bottled Champagne. Historically, vineyards were largely owned by growers, who sold their grapes to the Champagne houses that make and sell finished Champagnes. Other growers would become part of a cooperative, banding together to share resources, but the number of grower estates that produced and marketed their own Champagne remained a small minority.

The number of Champagne-producing growers increased in times of economic stress, when négociants were buying fewer grapes – in the 1930s, for example, and in the period just after World War II. In the 1970s and 1980s, more growers increased estate production out of an interest in winemaking and also with an eye towards profitability. The late 1990s and 2000s saw an explosion of new Champagne-producing estates.

The success of many grower champagnes has been driven in part by their willingness to experiment, due to their smaller size, they have been able to initiate a proliferation of single-vineyard Champagnes and expressions with a lower-dosage. In addition, owning and farming vineyards enables control over viticultural processes from start to finish, and grower estates have largely led the movement towards increasing the sustainability and quality of viticulture in Champagne.

Geography also plays an important role in the production of growers champagne. Most négociant houses have traditionally blended their wines from vineyards across the Champagne region, whereas most grower estates produce wine from a smaller area, because that’s where their vineyards are located. Growers’ Champagnes are gorgeous expressions with tastes that reflect their various terroirs and simply offer the best value!

 

Champagne Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Extra Brut NV

From £35.00 - per bottle
Purity, finesse & elegance...it's like a top quality Puligny Montrachet with bubbles!... Read More...

Champagne Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru NV

From £70.00 - per bottle
A consistent & dependable Non-Vintage Champagne made exclusively from Grand Cru fruit... Read More...

Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée No. 744 Grand Vin Extra Brut

From £53.00 - per bottle
Seriously fine fizz, Cuvée no. 744 Grand Vin is an expression of vintage 2016... Read More...

Champagne Testulat Carte d'Or Blanc de Noirs Brut NV

From £29.00 - per bottle
An elegant and well-balanced Champagne for enjoyment anytime... Read More...

Champagne Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

From £36.00 - per bottle
An exemplary Champagne made from a pure blend of Chardonnay assembled from five different vintages... Read More...

Champagne Veuve Fourny Monts de Vertus Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru 2014

From £55.00 - per bottle
Top quality vintage Blanc de Blancs from the Premier Cru village of Vertus... Read More...

Champagne Geoffroy Expression 1er Cru Brut NV

From £34.00 - per bottle
A champagne that charms with its fruitiness, balance and amazing freshness... Read More...

Champagne Egly-Ouriet Brut Rosé Grand Cru NV

From £90.00 - per bottle
Pale pink, vibrant & elegant this is one of the finest Rosé expressions available... Read More...

Champagne Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club 2014

From £65.00 - per bottle
A silky smooth, vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagne of great elegance & finesse... Read More...

Champagne Veuve Fourny Les Monts de Vertus Rosé Extra-Brut Premier Cru NV

From £54.00 - per bottle
A top notch Premier Cru Rosé that combines strength, finesse & delicacy... Read More...

Champagne Testulat Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

From £32.00 - per bottle
A pure blend Chardonnay made from the first pressings to maximise purity... Read More...

Champagne Guy de Chassey Grand Cru Brut NV

From £33.00 - per bottle
Exceptional value, Grand Cru Champagne from a traditional family-run house... Read More...

Champagne Geoffroy Rosé de Saignée Brut 1er Cru NV

From £42.00 - per bottle
100% Pinot Noir Rosé Champagne made using the 'saignée' method... Read More...