Bourgeois Diaz

Bourgeois Diaz

Crouttes Sur Marne - Champagne


Jérôme Bourgeois-Diaz has been making some of the most compelling Champagnes in Crouttes-sur-Marne, situated at the extreme west end of the Marne Valley. He tends to 7 hectares of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc vines averaging 40 years of age, scattered over 30 sites established on the most complex terroirs, which have been kept unspoiled for 4 generations.

Crouttes-sur-Marne and adjacent communes grow the fruit dedicated to the Bourgeois-Diaz wines. Vines are planted on cal- careous soil, where they enjoy a south-western exposure. Jérôme has always tended to the vines with utmost care. The fruit is subject to a very selective process and only the best parcels are vinified.

2009 marked a turning point in the domain’s history, when Jérôme decided to convert to organic and biodynamic viticulture. He favours micro ferments from each individual site to reflect reach terroir’s potential. Today, he is fully committed to biody- namic farming, meaning herbicides, fungicides and all other chemical sprays are strictly proscribed in his certified Demeter vineyard. Indeed, his vineyards stand out as an oasis of life in an otherwise conventionally farmed area. This philosophy ex- tends to the cellar, where the traditional Coquard Champagne press is his pride and joy.

The Bourgeois-Diaz wines combine Jérôme’s astuteness in the art of Champagne making with his experimental streak, and his deep-seeded understanding of the vines and the ecosystem surrounding them. They are the incarnation of pure elegance and intrigue.

NV Champagne Trois Cepages ‘BD'3C’ Brut Nature LUC

As far as classics go, this Champagne is a masterclass in “three cépages” represented at their best. Seemingly a little austere at first, it’s full of surprise with juicy fruit and an earthiness that’s at once deep and light. Indeed, you’ll appreciate the mature sophistication, spice, and energy that only a Champagne drinkers’ Champagne can offer. The Bourgeois-Diaz Brut Nature is made of 3 varieties (‘cépage’ in French) Pinot Meunier (40%), Pinot Noir (40%) and Chardonnay (20%). The grapes were harvested from estate plots, together. Part of it was fermented in stainless steel (40%), in oak (30%) and in concrete (30%). The wine was aged on lees for 24 months. It is a brut nature, meaning it had no dosage.