Champagne Pierre Callot
Since Louis CALLOT's birth in Avize in 1784, six successive generations have been involved with vines and wine, but it was not until 1955 that Pierre CALLOT created his own brand. As he was short of space, in 1971 he bought up the PIPER HEIDSIECK house and vineyard buildings. Since 1996, Thierry, the youngest of his four sons, has been running the family business.
Set mainly in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, so-called as it produces almost exclusively white Chardonnay grapes, the vineyard stretches over terroirs classed Grand Cru d'Avize, Cramant and Chouilly as well as Premier Cru Grauves. The chalky soil acts as a reservoir for water and heat, making it a priceless ally.
Working the Vines
17.3 acres are currently managed and cultivated using integrated pest management with the aim of practicing sustainable winegrowing methods which respect quality, people and the environment. They take great care of the vines and grapes the whole year round, working meticulously and mainly by hand. The grapes are also pressed using purely traditional Champagne methods.