Emilien Feneuil's grape growing is revered and methods ever-evolving, searching for a symbiosis between nature and farming.He also knows to grow great grapes it takes patience. The most important decision is when to pick — waiting for the grapes to get perfectly ripe. As a source of fruit to some of Champagne's great producers (Aurélien Laherte and Thomas Perseval among others), he knew his timing as winemaker was going to be just as important.It was imperative that his Champagne be no less impressive than those bottles made by the people he was selling to. With his meticulous attention to detail, and a little help from his friends, Emilien has taken the leap to making his own wine.
Champagne boasts some of the world’s greatest luxury brands with Krug, Cristal and, of course, Dom Perignon. But it’s also home to hundreds of small dynamic producers—farmers who grow their own grapes (often organically) and make (often with natural methods) tiny amounts of pure and absolutely delicious wine that reflect the individual personalities of their villages and terroirs. Toast with these wines, for sure. But also treat them like the great wines they are: taste, drink, explore!