winemaker Julie Dufour
Grape varieties Type of wine: pinot noir (50%), chardonnay (50%)
Surface Winery: 4.25 ha
Certification: organic wine (AB)
We're talking to you about his Winery
|In the Dufour family, after his brother Charles and his mother Françoise Martinot (for the Bistrøtage range that Charles vinifies), here are Julie Dufour. In her early forties, Julie was not predestined to take over the family vineyards (from her father). She left to work for about ten years in the Paris region and in 2012 she will return to her native Landreville (Côte-des-Bar, Southern Champagne) with her two young children. An "almost natural need to return to her roots", she explains.
To do this, Julie Dufour has followed a training course (BPREA) on working with vines and wine and regularly attends meetings on the subject. She quickly understood that working the soil would be too hard for her size. Julie was therefore assisted in working the vines at Winery (4.25 ha) where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are grown organically.
Still today, Julie sells part of her organic grapes and has the other part vinified. This is how she has been able to develop by recently devoting herself to the marketing of her first cuvée "Cléobuline" (ancient first name).
An organic extra-brut Champagne which was presented for the first time in April 2019 at the "Bulles Bio" trade fair in Reims. Mother, Winemaker, entrepreneur, Julie is moving forward slowly but surely, and hopes in time to renovate an old barn to welcome visitors and vinify her own Champagne. We can't wait!
Thank you to Julie for putting her trust in Petitescaves. For our part, we look forward to offering her work to our many loyal customers.