Champagne André Robert
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  • Region : Champagne
  • Founded : 1961
  • Country : France
Tale Of The Grape Vintner's Story

At the start of the 2nd World War, André Robert began to work in the vineyard with the use of a horse. In 1960 he bought the estate as it is today with its amazing chalk-stone cellars for ageing dating back to the 19th century – and began to sell his own bottled champagne in 1962. Ba­thed in the world of Champagne throughout his childhood, Ber­trand Robert took over the estate in 1961, with his wife Colette joining him in 1990.

” In summer my mother would leave me to play at the foot of a grape vine. I would play while she worked in the vineyard. This was my first contact with the land – I was aged 4-5.1 cm to the right, 2cm to the left, a little further forward, just a little backward – STOP! My father would say. The barrels had to be perfectly aligned! This was the first contact with wood – that noble and living material.

See the shed in the middle of the vines? We used to eat there at lunch time. It would have taken us an hour on foot with the horse to go back home for lunch, said my grand-father. These are some of the reasons behind my passion for the job”.

They have transmitted their joys and pleasure at working in the vineyard and in the cellar to the next generation. And the 5th generation, in the name of Claire Robert, has become part of the business since 2013.

Their vineyard is spread over 14 hectares, for the most part classified Grand Cru and Premier Cru plots. They cultivate the 3 grape varieties : Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

But, Chardonnay is the heart and soul of the estate and is the major share of all of their blends. The Chardonnay is a fragile and delicate plant but contributes flowery, citric and mineral overtones to our blends making for elegant and racy wines.