“Benoit Gouez produces great wines, characterised by their elegance, purity, and freshness.”
The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.
A Passionate Lineage
Moët & Chandon was founded by Claude Moët in 1743. Jean-Rémy Moët, brought Champagne to a wider audience and, by the end of the 17th century, the house was recognised both domestically and internationally. Moët & Chandon and is the most famous house in Champagne but also one of the largest too. Their fresh and fruit-forward Champagne (Brut Impérial) is dominated by Pinot Noir. Given the scale of the house, they grow and outsource the grapes from a wide range of terroirs, which means that Benoît Gouez has more control over the finished wine to be very consistent every year.