In Jouy-lès-Reims, in the heart of the Petite Montagne de Reims, Pierre and Philippe Aubry, descendants of a line of winegrowers since 1790, decided to revive some abandoned grape varieties that were formerly cultivated in Champagne. Pierre, a oenologist, and Philippe, a biologist, have learned the ins and outs from their father from a very young age. They pay attention to every single vine of their 13 hectares, split over 50 different plots. The variety in soils, exposure and grapes that these plots have to offer, allow them to experiment and create a range of different styles of Champagne.
Breaking away from the typical styles of the large merchant houses, they have revived and replanted many plots of Arbanne, Petit Meslier, Fromenteau, and Enfumé. Their first harvests of these varieties were in 1993 and 1994, and each one represents a unique feature in their wines. Together with the more commonly planted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, they have created a range of truly unique cuvées that we are proud to bring to you in Ontario.