ABOUT US

Champagne NAVEAU is a family-owned house located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, birthplace of Chardonnay. Our Champagnes are subliming this grape to offer you cuvées with remarkable freshness and finesse.

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Our Vineyard

All our plots are classified Premier Cru located in Bergères-Les-Vertus in the prestigious Côte des Blancs

An outstanding vineyard

Premier Cru classé at 98%

In Champagne, 320 villages are classified on a quality scale from 80 to 100%. 

At the top of the list are:

17 villages classified as Grands Crus (100%) 

42 villages classified as Premiers Crus ( 90 to 99%)

Our grapes

90%

Chardonnay

Delicate aromas with flower notes, citrus or honey. In the blends, it brings finesse and minerality. Perfect for the long-term ageing.

6%
Pinot Noir

With its aromas of red fruits and its typical personnality, it brings structure in the blends, giving the wines a great vinosity.

4%
Meunier

It gives supple and fruity wines that age quicker. In the blends, it brings a gourmand roundness to the wines meant for early-drinking.

Our terroir

Its northern geographical position, its harsh climatic conditions, the characteristics of its subsoil and its hillside location make it a special terroir, giving Champagne wines their unreplicable and unique typicity. 

Hillside

The steep and hilly vineyard gives an ideal sunlight to the vines and its declivity facilitates the flow of excess water. 

Soil

Our limestone soils where the chalk outcrops, promote drainage. This soil gives a particular minerality typical of our Champagne wines.

Climate

 The Champagne terroir is distinguished by its geographical location on a northern latitude and by its dual climatic influence: oceanic and continental.

The Côte des Blancs, kingdom of Chardonnay.

The Côte des Blancs: a unique environment.

The hillside vineyards are mainly East and South-East oriented, which protects them from the West winds.

The unique feature of the Côte des Blancs is also its climate. Oceanic type with continental influence, it brings the sunlight, rainfall and temperatures favorable to the ideal development of Chardonnay.

The quality of the soil and subsoil are decisive for the vines. The soil of Champagne and the one from the Côte des Blancs especially, mostly chalky, brings the constituent elements of the personality of the Chardonnay. This soil allows a particular mineral nutrition by an optimal regulation of the hygrometry of the grounds.

On the top on the hillside vineyards, the soils contain more clay so these will produce reserve wines (used in the blends) that will sharpen and mature over the years. This soil diversity brings a true richness to the Côte des Blancs and highlights the savoir-faire of the Champagne wine-growers. Thanks to a perfect knowledge of their vines and their terroirs, they compose with the characteristics of each plot to make their Champagne.

The diversity of plots and micro-terroirs, a real richness.

The assemblage (blend), a perfect alchemy made possible thanks to the diversity of our terroirs.

The three main parameters – climate, soils, topography –  create a specific combination but that can vary. 

There is almost as many combinations as ares (100 sqm) in Champagne, a mosaic of micro-terroirs.

 

This diversity is usually distinguished at the Cru level but for us, winemakers, this is more on the single vineyard level. Each plot is identified and named for a long time. 

They are worked by the winemaker to express the specifity of each one. The winemaker can then obtain wines that will express a certain typicity or make complementary and complimentary assemblages.

Our Vineyard

28 Plots

9 Micro-terroirs

10 ares (1,000 sqm) in average for each plot