Champagne Christophe Baron is located in the western region of the Marne Valley, between Paris and Reims. Known as “Les portes de la Champagne” or “The gates of Champagne,” this region is the first area of Champagne a wine connoisseur enters when travelling from Paris.
The estate includes 3 hectares (7.5 acres) surrounding the villages of Charly-sur-Marne, Crouttes-sur-Marne and the hamlet of Porteron, and its vineyard holdings are made up of only very old parcels of Pinot Meunier. With low yields from the old vines, production is very limited.
This grape is the traditional variety of the western sector of the Marne Valley and forms the foundation for Champagne Christophe Baron’s unique approach and vision. The domaine’s philosophy of “single vineyard, single vintage and single grape” allows the terroir to do the talking, putting an emphasis on each parcel’s distinct characteristics. This unusual approach to crafting Champagne draws heavily from the traditional farming and soil cultivation practices of the region.
Every practice of Champagne Christophe Baron is based on a deep respect for the region’s history, roots and terroir, and especially for his ancestors who worked the land since the 17th century.