Champagne, France

Demière-Ansiot is a small 3.5-hectare estate located in the Grand Cru village of Oger. Currently managed by fourth-generation winemaker Nicolas Demière, the Domaine owns 19 parcels averaging 40 years of age, all of which are Grand Cru Chardonnay. About 40% of the vineyards are optimally situated on the slopes of Oger with an ideal southeast aspect; the remaining parcels benefit from an eastern orientation on soil characterized with outcroppings of chalk.

The Domaine farms using organic practices and has begun the certification process. Each harvest undergoes de-budding to produce grapes of great concentrated flavor. Natural grass grows between rows to an encourage organic ecosystem in the vineyard and to stimulate the vine roots to reach down into the mineral subsoil.

Following alcoholic fermentation in 50hL stainless steel vats, malolactic fermentation is avoided and the wine aged sur latte for 6 years before disgorgement. Nicolas doses with a liqueur de triage, which is made from his still wine.
VILLAGES: Oger (Grand Cru), Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (Grand Cru)