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If the Montagne de Reims is well known to champagne lovers, it is above all for its Pinot Noirs. The Sadi Malot House, although located in the northern part of this terroir, could therefore be considered as a UFO with 80% of its vineyard planted with Chardonnay. But if you look twice, you will quickly understand the reason for this originality.
Indeed, all these vines are planted on the terroir of a single village of die-hards of the Montagne de Reims: Villiers-Marmery. The soils of this village are crossed by a vein of limestone mother rock unique in the North of Champagne and which is not without reminding the composition of the soils of the Côte des Blancs. This is why Villiers-Marmery and its Chardonnay are an exception in the middle of the sea of Pinot Noirs surrounding it. The wines of this vineyard, and especially the Sadi Malot Champagne, are distinguished by their great delicacy and aromatic freshness.
It is in this unique environment that the Malot family has been making Sadi Malot Champagnes for 5 generations.
The adventure of this family of winegrowers began with Sadi Malot at the beginning of the 20th century. The son of a Champagne grower with an odd first name was so named because he was born on the day of the assassination of the President of the French Republic Sadi Carnot (1887-1894).
Unfortunately, Sadi Malot was mobilised in the First World War and died at the front. His brother, Socrate Malot, decided to pay tribute to him by naming his eldest son after him. Today, Cindy Malot is 5th generation and she runs the estate with her family.
Since then, each generation has been able to enhance the heritage of its elders to bring out the full potential of an exceptional terroir. Today, the Malot family cultivates 8.2 hectares of Chardonnay and 1.8 hectares of Pinot Noir with the Pinot noir plots being converted to organic.
But the land is of little value if we don't know how to take care of it, and Champagne Sadi Malot has understood this perfectly. For the past fifteen years, the family business has embarked on the adventure of integrated farming. This approach involves a reduction in inputs and mechanical working of the soil. This long process of gradual conversion was finally rewarded in 2014 by obtaining HVE (High Environmental Value) certification.
As the work in the vineyard is only the first step in the work of a winegrower, the approach of Champagne Sadi Malot does not stop there. The family is also distinguished by another major line of work, that of the wood in its vintages. This is demonstrated by the acquisition and customised design in 2010 of a cask made of wood from the nearby Argonne forest.
Fermented in concrete egg, extra brut, HVE certified, converting to organic, full malo-lactic fermentation. Single vineyards champagne made with 100% chardonnay