The Doyard family traces their winemaking roots in Champagne back to 1677, and today Guillaume Doyard marks the third official generation to make wine here - farming 10 hectares of prime vineyards in Vertus and the Grand Cru Champagne villages of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Oger, Avize and Aÿ. All of the wines undergo very long lees
After fermentation is complete, the expired yeast cells that converted the juice's sugar into alcohol will sink to the bottom of the tank or barrel. This sediment is known as the lees.
aging before disgorgement — a minimum of 48 months on all cuvées (the "Revolution" bottling sees 84 months )— which truly sets them apart from much of Champagne and is a key component to achieve the incredible complexity and depth that is found throughout their magnificent lineup. Doyard signifies a "grower champagne
Unlike the Négociant
A French wine merchant who buys grapes and vinifies them, or buys wines and blends them, bottles the result under his own label and ships them. Particularly practiced in Burgundy and Champagne.
system - a "Grower" Chapagne is one that was made by the same person who grew the grapes for said Champagne. These wines are typically smaller in production by family owned and operated wineries. Unlike many négociant style Champagnes, a Grower Champagne is, arguably, more complex with vintages that can differ year to year.
" which implies a significant difference in style compared to a négociant Champagne. Organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides