Historically, the Domaine’s vineyard surrounds the village of Leuvrigny, in the Vallée de la Marne, 15 kilometres from Epernay.
A total of 29 parcels are dotted around Leuvrigny and Sainte-Gemme, over an area of 7.5 hectares in the Champagne appellation. The vineyard enjoys particularly favourable sunshine because of its south/south-east exposure, ideal conditions for the predominant Meunier grape that grows on more than 90% of the surface area.
Mainly composed of limestone, sandy formations and a few layers of clay, the vineyard’s terroir brings a subtle blend of roundness and freshness to the domaine’s champagnes.
Francis has a real love for the Meunier grape variety, which finds an ideal field of expression in his vineyards, drawing its freshness from the limestone and its delicacy from the clay subsoils. Chardonnay, which covers 9% of the vineyard area, is planted on limestone soil, bringing a particular freshness that elegantly complements the blends of future cuvées.
Planted on a south-west facing hillside, the vines are positioned at different heights, and on slopes of varying angles. In addition to the vines planted in Leuvrigny, there are others in Sainte-Gemme, where the clay is more pronounced, enriched by more stony soil to produce cleaner wines.