An unforgettable trio !!
Champagne Andre Beaufort:
Andrè Beaufort is a proud biodynamic producer in Champagne. Located in the areas of the renowned town of Ambonnay, Beaufort has approximately 6.5 hectares of vineyards divided between Aube and Polisy. The company transformed into biodynamic in 1969 has numerous awards for its great consistency and great quality of its champagnes. The choice to focus on a completely natural philosophy, followed by the refusal of any use of chemical and synthetic products is what makes this producer unique and worth tasting!
Following allergies and damage caused in 1969 by the use of synthetic chemical products, the Maison had to look for other types of treatment for the vines, preserving their health as best as possible. For this reason, since 1971, the vines have been cultivated while protecting the environment. “To defend the microcosm that we have preserved in our plots, we have had to fight against pollution.” Unfortunately, no organic farming body has supported Beaufort in this legal battle. Then, after having been among the pioneers of agro-biology, the Maison protested against the excessive taximeter of the controls that were being imposed. It seems quite paradoxical to pay not to pollute. But being little followed by others, and in the face of commercial pressure, Beaufort had to give in, and so it was only recognized in its conversion to organic in 1994.
Baron de Ladoucette is one of the oldest and most renowned Loire wineries producing some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. The Comte Lafond family in 1787 bought the Poully-Fumé vineyards at Chateau du Nozet, the largest property in Pouilly, from the illegitimate daughter of the King of France, Louis XV. The cellar is now in the hands of Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafonde. Over the years, thanks to the constant work of the family, Pouilly Fumé has gained a reputation as one of the greatest white wines in the world. Since 1972, Patrick has extended the land owned in the regions of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fuissé, Chablis, Champagne, Vouvray and Chinon.
Baron de Ladoucette currently owns 165 hectares of vineyards on clayey soils. The practices in the vineyard and in the cellar are aimed at maintaining the intrinsic characteristics of the grapes, but above all the link with the territory and the climate. The harvest is then done manually and the grapes are vinified separately for each single cru and plot. The wines of Baron de Ladoucette are considered authentic examples of the main French wine regions, boasting elegance, complexity and absolute excellence.
The Fay farm was founded in 1973 by Sandro Fay who, starting from the small family wine production, decided to develop this activity. In 1971 construction work began on the company headquarters in San Giacomo di Teglio; in the following years the vineyard area of the farm was expanded with the unification of various plots. Since 1998 he has been joined by his children Marco and Elena. The vineyards cover a total area of about 13 hectares; by family tradition, the company is strongly linked to the Valgella sub-area, where almost all of the production is concentrated. The soils are mainly sandy, silty and clayey.
The altitude at which a vineyard is located is a fundamental variable for understanding the potential of a wine. Within the Valgella area, the vineyards are divided into three well-defined altitude bands: the "low coast", the intermediate band and what is above 600 m. asl. From the "Costa Bassa" comes their base wine, the simple and sincere expression of Chiavennasca. The intermediate range here has the optimal climatic conditions for producing more structured and complex wines. Above 600 m. above sea level is the Sforzato vineyard, here the wine will be more elegant and the Chiavennasca more recognizable.