Antoine Bouvet is based in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, just a stone's throw from Épernay. The estate was founded by his paternal grandfather, Guy Bouvet. It is spread over three villages classified as premier cru: Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Bisseuil and Avenay-Val-d'or. If the estate has skipped a generation - Antoine's father chose to pursue a career in accounting - Antoine benefits from his grandfather's extraordinary work on the plant front. Old mass selections make up the richness of its vines, their great age allows them to dig deep into the chalky soils and their genetic diversity brings unparalleled complexity. Recently, his brother Maxime joined him on the estate.
For Antoine, the vineyard is obvious. If he is part of this young generation of Champagne winegrowers who are on the rise, his installation dates back more than 10 years, in 2011. From the start, Antoine moved towards a minimally interventionist approach to the vineyard and abandoned weedkillers. In 2015, he launched his first trials in organic and biodynamics.
In the cellar, fermentation begins naturally and there is as little intervention as possible on the wines.
where the chalky soils are the delicacy of the great Champagne wines. A young winemaker who does not hold back from experimenting in winemaking in order to produce beautiful champagnes as naturally as possible.
Antoine Bouvet is therefore one of the leading winegrowers of this new Champagne generation. He is still only at the beginning of his adventure, but there is no doubt that we will hear about him for many more vintages.