An address we have only offered a few times, Copinet is the culmination of many generations of work. Today, Marie Copinet and her winemaker husband, Alexandre Kowal, run the show, creating wines that purely reflect their estate's terroir. The Copinet brand was founded in 1975 after Marie's father, who previously worked at Taittinger, acquired his first vineyards, briefly selling fruit to Moet Chandon. Today, the two have 9 hectares of vines spread throughout le Sézannais, la Côte des Bar, and la Vallée de la Marne, averaging 30 years old. Vines are tended with respect for the environment, and the House operates as green as possible, cultivating biodiversity in their vineyards to promote health further (they even have their own bee hives).
Copinet's Champagnes do not follow any recipe and blend several vintages featuring a high proportion of reserve wines, extended aging, and a very low dosage. Champagnes are vinified in stainless steel and wood, with some stirring of the lees performed to build extra richness. Copinet pays attention to every detail in the vineyards and in the cellar and makes an impressive range of Champagnes from their unique plots. We have two rare finds today from Copinet, and while they have a mainstay lineup, they have an incredible amount of cuvees, not all of which are made yearly.
Blanc de Blancs from Chardonnay planted in 1964 and 1971 in the commune of Montgenost in the Cote de Sezanne on nearly pure chalk soils. Excellent soil transparency this is very fresh and precise with excellent minerality and complexity.