Nicolas Feuillatte is a unique model in Champagne, with its heart and soul fed by the collective commitment and solidarity of 5,000 growers located across the entire Champagne region.
Drawing their energy and distinctive flavors from a remarkable array of crus, together with the three main grape varietals – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier – and allowed to shine as a result of the subtle art of blending (assemblage), Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes reflect the balance, finesse and freshness of this enchanted land.
This magical journey is only made possible through an extensive supply of grapes sourced from across the entire Champagne region, together with a carefully honed selection of Premier and Grand Cru villages.
Since grapes are supplied by more than 5,000 growers across the entire Champagne region, Nicolas Feuillatte has access to a creative palette of exceptional quality. To assemble the blends, a judicious selection of crus is made from 11 of the 17 Grands Crus, 26 of the 42 Premier Crus and 145 of the 260 remaining Champagne Crus.
In addition, a mosaic of soils creates wonderfully nuanced Champagnes. Sandy subsoils create supple, light and fruity wines, while soils on marl and limestone clay deliver wines allying structure with fruit intensity. Chalk soils bring minerality and freshness, from which aromatic complexity develops over time.
The relationship between the Centre Vinicole and the growers is harmonious and synergistic. Sustainable viticulture, mechanization in the vineyards, managing crushing, soil analysis, weekly technical updates are just some of the technical training and support regularly provided in order to improve viticultural practices.