Verzy, Champagne, France
Winemaker: Adrian Renoir
Four generations of the Renoir family have been involved in wine production in Champagne. Adrien Renoir only just recently took control of the domaine after having the reins passed down to him in 2014 by his father, Vincent Renoir. The two, like many father & son winemakers, have and continue to have quite different views, yet worked together for Adrien’s first two vintages before Adrien took full controll in 2016. Although Vincent didn’t agree with Adrien’s push for cleaner farming, noting that it wasn’t achievable so far north in Champagne, he allowed him to make the conversion as long as it was done slowly and cautiously. The Renoir’s own around 7 hectares of vines, 6 in Verzy and 1 in Tours-sur-Marne & Berru. However for their domaine bottlings the fruit comes exclusively from their 5 best hectares in Verzy, the rest is sold off to other houses. Adrien works with 3 prized lieu dits of old massale selection vines, which is not as rare as you would think in Verzy. Roughly 50-60%
of the village is planted to massale selections that were planted prior to 1965.
NV Le Terroir - Forty years old vines located in the Grand Cru village of Verzy in Montagne de Reims. Extra Brut 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
NV Le Cepage - Blanc de Noirs resulting from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown in 40-year-old vineyards.
NV Les 2 Terroir Rosé - 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Vin Rouge, from vineyards aged 40 or more and located in 2 Grand-Cru classified villages: Verzy and Bouzy.
NV Les Annees Solera - The 2021 solera contains 100% pinot noir from 2013-2019. At 0.8g/L, the wine is extra brut but the style is rich and complex with fine oxidation.
2018 Les Montants - 100% Chardonnay from the same name parcel (lieu-dit) of over 40 years of age located in Verzy,.
2018 Les Epinettes - 100% Pinot Noir from the same name parcel (lieu-dit) of over 40 years of age located in Verzy.
2018 Les Goisses - A pure Meunier from a vineyard of its name sitting at the Northern edge of the village bordering with Verzenay. It is one of the very few vineyards of Meunier in the village.