Domaine Petit & Bajan is a récoltant-manipulant house that grows its own grapes and makes its Champagne all on site. Richard Petit’s family roots in Avize go back centuries, cultivating Chardonnay in the chalky soils of the Côte de Blancs. Véronique Bajan’s clan hails from Pinot Noir terroir in Verzenay, grand cru land on the Montagne de Reims.
Love, then marriage, came in 1997. In 1999, Richard took over his family’s winery in Avize, and the idea that he and Véronique create wine together began to take root. With Richard’s attention to detail in the fields and Véronique’s tasting prowess in the cellar, the small-batch, grand cru wines of Petit & Bajan are very much the voice of Champagne’s new generation.
The estate is just over seven acres in total. The Chardonnay vines are grown in pure chalk soils in the villages of Avize, Oger and Cramant, while the Pinot Noir vines are found in a mix of chalk and clay in the village of Verzenay.
90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir. A selection of Chardonnay fruit from grand cru rated vineyards in Avize, Oger and Cramant. Pinot Noir from Verzenay added as a dry red wine. Lacy and refined, with wonderful notes of summer berry and stone fruit, blood orange rind and light spice. Nymphea is a tribute to nymphs, female deities usually associated with nature.