GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Welcome to Verzenay, a small village on the Montagne de Reims, in the heart of the Grand Cru vineyards of Champagne and home to the House of Louis Dousset.
Ever since 1844 our family has paid an almost obsessive attention to caring for our vines, for each separate plot and for each individual plant. The key is to respect the land and respect the plant life; to achieve this we use a combination of traditional practices and modern technology. To create our champagnes we rely on the main principles of bio-dynamics and on sustainable farming methods. Our vineyards, as well as our champagnes, benefit from the fact that the average age of our vines is 46 years, some are over 80 years old meaning that our estate, as well as the champagnes produced from it, are blessed with exceptional quality. Today the estate is managed by Jean-Roch Floquet, the grandson of Louis Dousset. He oversees the work in the vineyards as well as the blending of the champagnes with the twin objectives of making wines that embody their terroir and of maintaining the consistently high quality of Louis Dousset champagnes.
Our vineyards are located in Grand Cru villages on the north-facing slopes of La Montagne de Reims. The estate covers 8 hectares and is planted exclusively with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The different, yet complementary character, of these varietals allows us to attain both freshness and power in our wines: a balance between elegance and aromatic impact. In the quest for excellence, the House of Louis Dousset ages its champagnes for a minimum of 4 years in the cellars to produce the roundness, vigour and minerality that typify the terroirs from which they were born.
Champagnes Louis Dousset, the embodiment of terroir.