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Meet the Winemakers
Producer: Louis Barthelemy Winemaker:Jean-Barthélémy Region:Champagne Country: France
Originally founded in 1923 (under Baudry Lebrun & Cie) in Epernay by Princess Baudry after she fled Moscow following the Russian Revolution, in 2002, this artisanal Champagne house was acquired by Jean-Barthélémy Chancel, the son of a winemaking family from the Rhone Valley. At just 25 years of age, he became the youngest Champagne negociant of his generation.
The house has very distinct and elegant wine style, characterised by a small dosage but a long ageing process on lees of at least 3 years - more than double the minimum requirement of 15 months. The House benefits from rich and diversified grape buying contracts in a large number of Champagne crus, with Jean-Barthélémy overseeing a highly selective, rigorous selection of grapes to make up each cuvée.