Our most recent discovery in Champagne, the talented young wine maker Olivier Horiot, located in Les Riceys, Côte des Bar. On only 8.5 hectares he produces superb champagnes beautifully illustrating the terroir and its character. The wines are biodynamic and contain a majority of Pinot Noir, but Olivier Horiot also utilises historical grape varieties such as Pinot Gris (Fromenteau), Petit Meslier, Arbanne and Pinot Blanc.
The domain has belonged to the same family for several generations. The villages that make up Les Riceys have a tumultuous past (in its long history, it has been defined and redefined as both Burgundy and Champagne). It is closer to Chablis with similar Kimmeridgium limestone soil, the northern Champagne with Reims and Epernay is 180km away.
Olivier Horiot has succeeded in producing innovative and unusual wines from biodynamic viticulture and natural processes, making superb champagnes with a strong personality.
Link to the Olivier Horiot Website