Beginning in 1927 with Maurice Doyard, the family has an illustrious history of grape grow- ing in Champagne spanning four generations in the Premier Cru village of Vertus, located at the southern tip of the Côte des Blancs. This is a Champagne House run by women. Current owner/winemaker Carole is in charge with the help of her mother, Martine Doyard, and her aunt Odile. Her father, Philippe Doyard, keeps a low profile, although his Grandfa- ther, Maurice was the co-founder of the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Cham- pagne) in 1941. The winery was later founded in 1970 and is situated at the old family home, the Moulin d’Argensole, which family built in 1952;surrounded by beautiful gardens with a roaring stream running through it. The winery itself overlooks the estate from an adjacent parcel, with the cellars located below the family home. This family enterprise produces a fantastic example of true, terroir-driven Chardonnay—Blancs de Blancs that are elegant, beautifully balanced and complex with a wonderful flinty, mineral quality that is unusual for the village. The low dosage and extended aging on sur lies promotes the delicate aromas and depth of flavor found in the finished wines, while also managing to keep the acidity at an relatively high level, adding great finesse, elegance and a crisp mineral quality.
Light golden hue with pale green flecks and persistent perlage. The nose offers delicate floral notes with white fruit and lemon.The palate is fresh and light, with tiny, lively bubbles and flavors of pear, apple, citrus and a beautiful, mineral finish.