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Our family association with vine-growing can be traced back to 1753, when our ancestors grew vines in the neighbouring village of Chamery; although there is a document that suggests the tradition goes back even further, referring to a “measure of vines” in 1533 that was mapped out by Pierre Maillart, a sworn surveyor working in Chamery for Saint Nicaise abbey. It is now the turn of the ninth generation to take the reins, in the form of Nicolas, who returned in 2003 after completing his studies in engineering and oenology. He is thus perpetuating an almost three hundred year-old tradition and maintains our house philosophy of bringing out the full potential of the Champagne terroirs in our wines. He is deeply committed to sustainable farming. Maillart is one of the first Champagne estates labelled both HEV, High Environmental Value and Sustainable Viticulture. These awards recognise their environmental and economic performance taking account of biodiversity, pest strategy and water management.
Since 2009, we commit ourselves to a little more respect for the environment by building 130 square meters of solar panels, which represent a production equivalent to 90% of our consumption. Our carbon footprint is greatly reduced. We only have vines in the Premier and Grand Cru villages of the Montagne de Reims. Having long since settled in the area and become wholly familiar with the vineyards, our ancestors were able to keep and select the best terroirs. Added to which, our vines are well-established, mostly planted halfway up the hillside an ideally located for producing excellent quality wines. In keeping with the region’s typicity, our vineyards contain a high proportion of Pinot Noir vines (75%) together with Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir providing power and substance to complement the finesse of the Chardonnay.