The roots of this Grower Champagne estate dates back to 1920. Hervé's grandfather Paul was in the business of transporting wine to the big Champagne houses by horse. He bought land in Avize in order to feed and raise the horses and this land eventually became part of the wine appellation. A decade later, he developed the property to focus on wine production.
In 1981, Hervé began bottling their wine under his own name. Today, he farms and produces Champagne from 6 hectares. His daughter, Nina is heir apparent, managing the commerce and gradually learning winemaking from her father.
The estate in the Côte des Blancs near Épernary is predominantly Chardonnay with vineyards in Avize, Oger and Cramant.
Thirty-eight years ago, Hervé discontinued using malolactic fermentation in his Chardonnay and has remained committed to this less common practice. He believes it results in fresher, livelier wines that more transparently reflect the terroir.