Champagne Marie Demets was formed in 1987 when Marie Brément married Alain Demets. Marie’s family have cultivated the land for many generations and Alain, who used to rent vines from the Brément family, took over the House on Marie’s father’s retirement. Alain’s son, Pierre is now taking over the family business, but Alain has not retired just yet! Marie Demets is located in the Aube in southern Champagne which is renowned for its Pinot Noir. Unusually, Champagnes are produced solely from grapes harvested from the House’s own 10 hectares of vineyards, of which the majority is planted to Pinot Noir and a small percentage to Chardonnay. The majority of their vines benefit from a South-East exposition, with vines planted in three villages. No herbicides or pesticides are used, with a ‘lutte-raisonnee’ approach adopted in the vineyard.
Generous, slightly spicy, floral aromas lead to a rich, velvet-smooth mouthful that, after just fifteen months’ aging, remains appetizingly suggestive of tropical fruits, with just a few hints of secondary flavours, such as as orange and lime notes, with floral blossom violet. Tiny, densely packed bubbles that just last forever.