Champagne Pascal Agrapart  (formerly Agrapart & Fils) is a critically well-regarded and sought-after Champagne producer based in Avizé, in Champagne’s Côte des Blancs subregion, just south of Épernay. It was founded by Arthur Agrapart in 1894, and extended by his grandson Pierre in the 1950s and 1960s.

It is currently run by the fourth generation Pascal Agrapart as a récoltant-manipulant (RM) house, meaning it grows its own grapes – mostly Chardonnay – on 12 hectares (20 acres) of chalky soils in the Côte des Blancs. Pascal has recently been joined at the estate by his eldest son, Amboise.

The Agrapart vineyards are plowed and treated with homemade composts. In the winery, grapes are fermented with wild yeasts and the base wines undergo a long aging on lees in oak barrels before the second fermentation adds the sparkle.

The house is particularly associated with Chardonnay-based Champagne – of the six cuvées produced, four are Blanc de Blancs. It’s the combination between the old vines (Chardonnay, averaging over 50 years of age), a beautiful terroir and very precise work that leads to the production of amazingly fine, elegant and stylish champagne.