Christelle Rinville, viticulturist for Champagne Taittinger, oversaw the new plantings at the site in south-east England. These latest plantings upon former arable land, with chalk soil and south-facing slopes, comprise Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%), bringing the total area under vine at Domaine Evremond to 28.5 hectares.
Patrick McGrath, Managing Director of Hatch Mansfield, comments:
Champagne Taittinger is the first big Champagne House to establish a vineyard in the UK to make premium English Sparkling wine. The Domaine Evremond vineyard is a joint venture between Champagne Taittinger – the only Grande Marque Champagne House to be run by its eponymous family – its UK agency Hatch Mansfield Ltd, and friends. These partners anticipate a first full vintage at Domaine Evremond this coming October – from the vines planted two years ago in May 2017 – with a potential release date of 2024.
The Taittinger family has over 80 years of winemaking expertise in Champagne and plans to use this, alongside its British team, to help create a Premium English Sparking wine of real excel.
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Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, President of Champagne Taittinger and partner Patrick McGrath, Managing Director of Hatch Mansfield are celebrating the very first harvest at Domaine Evremond in Chilham, Kent, just one and a half years after the initial historic planting....read more
Seven Kent wineries join forces with Visit Kent to launch the Wine Garden of England, and champion wine tourism across the county
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