Our vineyard is located on 6 villages, called “Crus”, spread over the Marne Valley (Hautvillers, Chavot-Courcourt, Monthelon, Mancy) and the Côte des Blancs (Cramant, Grauves).
The location of our vines on different subsoils, exposures, altitudes, valleys or hillsides allows us to have wines with a diversity of sensory expressions at the origin of our range of Champagnes.
Champagne Denis FRÉZIER owns and operates around 6 hectares of vines, all located among the best terroirs of Champagne.
Our plots of vines have an average age of 32 years and the distribution between the 3 major Champagne grape varieties is:
- 45% of Meunier.
- 45% of Chardonnay.
- 10% of Pinot noir.
Our plots are located among the best terroirs of Champagne :
Terroir of Monthelon, Mancy and Chavot-Courcourt
These three Crus are part of the "Coteaux Sud d´Epernay" region, on the left bank of the river Marne, perpendicular to its course.
Southeast facing plots receive much of the sun’s rays and warmth, enabling the grapes to reach perfect maturity.
The chalky subsoil here also facilitates effective natural condensation.
These cultivation criteria allow us to get the best out of the Valley's three grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay).
Later on, during the vinification and blending processes, it is human expertise which helps reveal the character of this quality terroir. Our champagnes are aged for several months in our cool cellars. This aging method refines the wine and lends it freshness when young and round, spicy notes as it ages, making it both attractive and accessible.
Terroir de Grauves
Grauves is on the Côte des Blancs; it is a Premier Cru located on the left bank of the river Marne, at the top of a tributary valley to the Marne.
The plot is formed of a fusion of two slopes facing one another and possesses a chalky subsoil which is more clayey higher up the hill.
This vineyard stands out as it faces both east and southeast. Its exposure also allows our champagnes to express all their freshness and roundness, while rapidly turning creamy and fruity on the palate.
Terroir de Hautvillers
This historic vineyard is located within the area known as the Grande Vallée de la Marne, situated to the north of Épernay.
The plots are classified as Premiers Crus and are mainly southeast facing.
The subsoil is mostly chalky but becomes increasingly clayey higher up.
This soil enables us to produce well-balanced, structured and multifaceted champagnes of the highest quality with well-integrated tannins: they are fruity and express a persistent freshness which lingers in the mouth.
Terroir de Cramant
This southeast facing Grand Cru is located on both sides of a chalky ridge line on the Côte des Blancs.
The locally renowned vineyard of Cramant possesses a flatter topography and chalky subsoil, producing aromatic and mineral champagnes with saline hints, as well as a long finish on the palate.
These champagnes have a great aging potential as they develop rich, elegant and typical aromatic notes over time.