The history of Champagne Gatinois dates back to 1696, when Nicolas François Gatinois planted his first vines at Aÿ. This symbolic date shows just how deeply rooted the Gatinois family is in Champagne viticulture. Over the generations, the family has carried on the winemaking tradition with dedication and excellence.
One of the house's key moments was the acquisition of the current property by Louis Cheval-Gatinois in 1921. Since then, the Cheval-Gatinois family has run the house with passion and determination, perpetuating Champagne's traditional production methods while embracing modern innovations.
The vineyard extends over 7 hectares of vines, mainly located on the slopes of Montagne de Reims. These vines benefit from ideal sun exposure and chalky soil, giving the grapes exceptional quality. The house grows mainly the region's classic grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a particular emphasis on Pinot Noir, which dominates its cuvées.
The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified with care for pRéserver their freshness and purity. The house produces mainly Champagnes not Millésimés, which means that each bottle is the expression of an exceptional year, reflecting the unique character of the terroir and weather conditions.
Among the house's emblematic Gatinois cuvées is the "Grand Cru Brut Tradition", a Champagne that seduces with its freshness, balance and fresh fruit aromas. The "Grand Cru Brut Rosé" is another gem, celebrating Pinot Noir with its red berry notes and delicate salmon color.
The Champagne has been recognized by experts and Champagne enthusiasts worldwide for its consistent quality and unique character. It embodies the art of Champagne viticulture and the Gatinois family's passionate commitment to tradition and terroir.