winemaker : Charles Dufour
Grape varieties : pinot noir (60%), chardonnay (30%), pinot blanc (10%)
Surface Winery: 6 ha
Certification: organic wine (AB)
The champagnes of Charles Dufour
Charles Dufour, from Landreville, Aube (near Bar-sur-Seine), embodies a new generation of small winemakers who have begun producing "haute couture" champagne. After starting to work in the family business (his father's vines and his mother's vines) in 2006, Charles began a radical conversion of the vineyard to organic, with the final process taking effect from the 2010 harvest.
All the grapes of Charles Dufour 's production (Les Vignes du 7) are therefore certified. Being certified organic is particularly difficult for Champagne because of the weather conditions of rain and cold. And yet, Charles has managed to create great natural (champagne) wines with a magnificent artisanal signature. Some call him "the Selosse of the Aube."
A natural winemaker from A to Z
Today (2019) Charles Dufour lives and works in Landreville on a 6 ha family vineyard. He presses what he grows, he vinifies what he presses and markets what he vinifies. In addition, he helps his mother (Françoise Martinot) who also brings him organic grapes (pinot noir) which he vinifies, ages and adds his personal touch. It is the Bistrøtage range that he markets and that we also propose simply because the quality is just as incredible!
Charles exports almost 90% of his production...! It is therefore with great pleasure that we invite you to (re)discover the work of a singular character, a neighbour of Gautherot, Valérie Frison, Cédric Bouchard etc. To your health and moderation...