Located in the Grand Cru village of Avize, this is where fourth generation family member, Agnès Corbon, cultivates her range of comprehensive champagnes. Agnes admits making wine is not a very serious job: “All this work, energy, passion, this constant questioning ... just to bring a few sips of fun.” Over the past half century, Champagne Corbon became, and is still today, one of the most respected growers in the region. Avize has “the ideal terroir” for Chardonnay - hundreds of meters of chalk and a reservoir of water and heat, it brings a finesse and minerality unmatched to the wines.
It was “coup de foudre” (love at first sight) when we first tasted Agnès' Champagnes. Soulful, expressive, mouth-filling and complex are just a few things that popped into our minds while her wines were gracing our palates. They are sheer brilliance. The Corbon family’s winemaking history parallels that of many Burgundy producers. Though they own slightly under 6 hectares of vines, only 2.7 are used to produce their own Champagnes.
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Meet the winemaker
I often find myself thinking “Il est urgent d’attendre!” which doesn’t really translate that well into English, but in essence, when it comes to Champagne, I remind myself “It is an emergency to wait!”
I would love to meet all our Wine&Something customers and am happy to share a glass of Champagne with you on the house, as we ponder all things Champagne - especially if you’re from Sheffield (where I was an au pair many years ago)!