Cédric Bouchard


In 2000, Cédric Bouchard decided to found his own Champagne house – “Roses de Jeanne”.

At that time he was the smallest owner to produce a Champagne wine, with total surface of 1.09 hectares.  The domaine continues to grow and evolve.  Bouchard increased his holdings by combining 1.37 hectares of vines previously owned by his father, with his own assortment of prime parcels. Although his father’s holdings were originally bottled under the Inflorescence label, beginning in 2014 all cuvées were bottled under the Roses de Jeanne label.

After experimenting and sharing his knowledge with his father, he decided to produce the unique and recognizable Champagne wines different from all others, which include the following principles:

Val Vilaine – 100% Pinot Noir from the 1.5 hectare lieu-dit of Val Vilaine. 300-500 cases produced annually.

Côte de Bachelin [La Parcelle] –  100% Pinot Noir from the 1.5 hectare lieu-dit of Côte de Bachelin. Spends a full three years on the lees, and thus, is always bottled as a vintage cuvée. 150 cases produced annually.

Bolorée – Very old and rare Pinot Blanc from a 0.217 hectare lieu-dit known as La Boloree. Bouchard was initially uninterested in the parcel, but it landed in his lap after he drew the shorter straw in a dual between growers.  Today, it is perhaps his most cherished site. Extremely limited production.

Creux d’Enfer Rosé –  100% Pinot Noir from the .07 hectare lieu-dit of Le Creux d’Enfer. That’s just a few rows! Made by the “saignée” method of crushing the Pinot Noir and running off the juice after several hours of skin contact to produce the classic rosé color (rather than adding a bit of still red wine). Extremely limited production.

The main micro-soils are:

Les Ursules – 100% Pinot Noir from the .9 hectare lieu-dit of Les Ursules.  The first vintage bottling of this wine is available in 2014. 250-300 cases produced annually.

Haute-Lemblée – 100% Chardonnay (five different clones) from the .12 hectare lieu-dit of La Haute Lemblée. Extremely limited production.