Name: Minière F&R Champagne Start-up year: 1919 Cultivated hectares: 8 Address: 8 bis rue Saint Martin - Hermonville (France) Web Site: www.champagne-miniere.fr/en
Grapevines have been cultivated in Hermonville since the 12th century. We are the fourth generation to work on the estate. Founded in 1919 by our great-grandfather Alfred, he created his own wine press and sold his wines to the merchants of Reims.
The estate has grown extensively over the years.
After completing our winemaking studies and several years of professional experience, we took over the estate in 2005 and decided to produce our own wines in oak barrels so as to promote the values of our exceptional heritage.
With almost 8Ha of land, our vineyards are primarily located in Hermonville, whose magnificent, south-east facing hillsides are flooded with sunshine.
The upper hills are covered in sand-loam soil while the lower areas are loam, clay and sand. These well-draining soils contain high levels of minerals which force roots downwards to feed the vines deep within the soil and saturate the sap with mineral elements.