Gilbert Cordeuil farms 9 hectares of vines located on the slopes of Noé les Mallets, Fontette and Ville sur Arce. The hallmark of the domaine is extended ageing on the lees - a minimum of 7 years for the Extra-Brut. Why? Because Gilbert Cordeuil likes Champagnes with lots of bottle age.
Like many domaines in the Aube, the history of the the domaine dates back to the 1950s, when Jeannine and Raymond Cordeuil planted the first vines of Pinot Noir. For the next twenty years they sold grapes to the local wine cooperative, and in 1971 they decided to bottle their own Champagne. Their son Gilbert took over the domaine in 1973, and expanded the domaine to the current size with 6.50 hectares of Pinot Noir, 0.25 hectare of Chardonnay and 2.25 hectares of Pinot Blanc.
Always with a strong ecological streak, in the 1980s, Gilbert began plant cover crops in the vineyards and reduce the amount of chemicals. Later, he converted the domaine to organic agriculture, and began the process of certification in 2011.
50% Chardonnay / 50% Pinot Noir. 2 grams dosage.
85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay. Assemblage of 2 consecutive vintages, aged on the lees for a minimum of 7 years. 4 grams dosage.