CHAMPAGNE 1ER CRU – MONTAGNE DE REIMS

CHAMPAGNE FLORENT BERGERONNEAU-MARION 

sustainable Champagne

HISTORY

The Florent Bergeronneau-Marion Champagne House is situated in the village of Ville-Dommange, a well known village in the Montagne de Reims,an old locality typical of the Champagne region that can be traced back to the VIVth century under the name of “Villa Dominica”, literally “the farm belonging to a lord”, the lord being no other than Louis the First, king of France from 814 to 840 . The village is also famous for its chapel dedicated to Saint Lié, its patron saint. Home of the Bergeronneau family, Ville-Dommange is a traditional village nestling round its bell tower and encircled by illustrious vineyards classified Champagne Premiers Crus.

Since 1590 , generations have succeeded each other on this land, from coopers to vintners, and form the rich heritage of Véronique and Florent Bergeronneau-Marion, born respectively in the St Thierry massif and the Montagne de Reims.

The Story

It all began in Ville Dommange, when François, Florent Bergeronneau’s father, discovered the profession while staying with his grandmother Adèle Savant, vinegrower. He fell in love with this village and with viticulture, trained at the Viticultural College of Avize, and with his wife Pierrette, founded a family of three children, Frank, Carole and Florent. He rented and then bought small plots and transmitted his know-how to his children, in particular to his son Florent.

Born in 1963, Florent Bergeronneau was prompted by his father François’s advice and ambi¬tion. He very soon helped his parents in the vineyards and attended an alternating training course at the Gionges Training Centre. When he was 18, his parents offered him a small plot and he was thus able to start, initially as a wine co-op, without losing sight of his goal, which was to become independent. As a lover of the vine, he worked with desire, force and passion.

Later, he met Véronique Marion, a native of Trigny. She was also a vintner’s daughter, and attended a course at Avize Viticultural College. Naturally they grouped their domains to¬gether, thus doubling their surface, and united their mutual desire to produce an elegant and original champagne, which was to be the reflection of their respective passions and heritage. Their domain grew as they progressed, and their objectives were achieved when they started their own vinification, with the purchase of a wine press and the birth of their various cuvee. Finally, thanks to their ambition and to their very special care, they created the Clos des Bergeronneau, a world apart, to be discovered without delay.

On the family side, their wishes also came true. The birth of Virginie, their elder daughter, and their son Fabien, filled them with joy and reinforced the soundness and continuity of their enterprise. Both were able to communicate their love of the profession and their wish to succeed.

 

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