Champagne Pierre Peters
The Pierre Péters estate, situated in the heart of the “Côte des Blancs” in the village of Le Mesnil sur Oger, has been a family house for six generations and has produced Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagnes since 1919.
Champagne grower-producer, the wines come exclusively from their own vineyards.
The Peters family has developed from generation to generation, its own selection of grapes (mass selection). They have been able to maintain and age vineyards which are now 30-years old on average. Each year in respect of the environment, they adapt their cultivation methods to obtain healthy grapes so that their Champagne expresses more precisely the richness, subtlety and the elegance of the great “terroirs” of the Côte des Blancs.
The vineyards, of just over 19 hectares, are located primarily in the area of the “Côte des Blancs” and more specifically in the villages of Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Cramant and Avize. These great terroirs located a few miles south of Epernay lay on a chalky outcrop which is a real water tank. The hillside vines are oriented to the east which protects them against the westerly winds. Aware of their precious vineyards, they use sustainable farming methods with the aim to produce the finest grapes while respecting their land, the environment and nature.
This is the name of Pierre Peters special vintage which refers to a beautiful “lieu-dit”, a place found in the Grand Cru village of le Mesnil sur Oger. They own three plots of old vines (aged over 45 years), acquired in 1930. Each parcel is vinified separately and blended to produce a single vineyard vintage. All the power and the minerality of the Mesnil’s calcareous soil is expressed in this wine produced since 1971. Its reputation has surpassed French borders and even Michael Edwards himself describes Les Chétillons as “one of the most beautiful pieces of land of Champagne.”