A Family, a Terroir, a Passion

Dear Customer,

Champagne Gabriel MERREAUX has been passing on its values and expertise for over 70 years now, over the generations, to offer you a champagne of exceptional quality.

My name is Christine, and as the great granddaughter of the House, and I aim to perpetuate the family tradition in the same vein.

We are committed to respecting the environment on a daily basis, and in recognition, we have recently been awarded “Viticulture Durable en Champagne” (sustainable viticulture in Champagne) and “High Environmental Value” certification.

We would be delighted to welcome you here on the Estate. To appreciate the fruit of our labour, come and visiting our facility and taste our champagne.

We would be very proud to count you among our customers.

A family history

We have been passing on our values and expertise for over 70 years now, to offer you a champagne of exceptional quality.

Our MERREAUX adventure began in 1949.

Expertise and a great love of vines have been passed down from my great grandfather, to my grandfather and grandmother, and now to me, Christine, and my husband Paul.

In this spirit of continuity, I, the great granddaughter of the House, maintain the traditions.

We are committed to respecting the environment on a daily basis, and in recognition, we have recently been awarded “Viticulture Durable en Champagne” (sustainable viticulture in Champagne) and “High Environmental Value” certification.

Although our house is firmly rooted in family tradition, we also keep up to date with the latest technological, economic and environmental developments.

It is in this spirit that we work the land with the help of the best champagne professionals.

Our vineyard

All our vineyards and buildings are in the Montagne de Reims area, in Nogent L’Abbesse, which combines the villages of Nogent L’Abbesse, Cernay-lès-Reims and Berru, at the foot of the Mont de Berru.

Nogent L’Abbesse is a little French village in the Marne department, 10 km from Reims, surrounded by prestigious vines and prosperous farmland.

Our vineyard covers an area of about 4 hectares and is planted entirely with Chardonnay. It was first planted by my great grandfather, Henri.

The terroir is a deep layer of chalk, which brings out the Chardonnay’s wonderful flavours.

Our house makes a point of harvesting only the best quality grapes to produce an exceptional champagne.

Making the champagne

Respect for the environment, Respect for traditions, Respect for the specifications, Territory, Human values: these are the guidelines which have underscored the production of our champagne in the village cooperative.

The Nogent L’Abbesse cooperative was created in 1961 with its first harvests.

Since then the wine growers in the Mont de Berru area have continued to unite their skills and the Champagne traditions to produce a champagne full of character. Our organisation is both modern and traditional, we respect human values and the environment, and have a serious quality policy, enabling our cooperative to produce an excellent wine.

Pressing
Pressing

The grapes are harvested by hand when they reach full maturity, between late August and mid-September, depending on the years.

It takes 4,000 kg of grapes to make 2,550 litres of juice.

Our champagnes are made exclusively from the first press (about 2,000 litres) known as the “cuvée”. The first fermentation is in vats. Once finished, the juices are racked to separate the clear wines from the deposit at the bottom of the vat.

Blending
Blending

Champagne is a blended wine. Throughout the vinification process, the oenologist works with us, the wine growers, to taste the wines and choose which terroirs, grapes and vintages from the Mont de Berru to blend to obtain a consistently high-quality product.

Bottling
Bottling

Au printemps suivant la récolte, on procède à la mise en bouteille, c’est le tirage ! A chaque bouteille, on ajoute une liqueur de tirage (sucre et levure), pour qu’une seconde fermentation alcoolique se réalise dans le flacon ! Le champagne est né.

Ageing
Ageing

After bottling the wine ages for at least 15 months in the cellars before we are allowed to sell our champagne.

But time is our friend. Ageing varies from 24 months to over 60 months for vintage champagnes.

This ageing period will add more complexity and finesse to the wines.
After ageing, the bottles will be moved from a horizontal to a vertical position to bring the yeast deposit up to the neck. This is what we call riddling, which can be done manually or by machine. It is very important for the next step.

Disgorgement
Disgorgement

Disgorgement
This is the last step before the champagne goes on the market.
Disgorgement consists in opening the bottles and expelling the yeast deposit lodged in the necks.
The bottles are placed head down in a cooling tank (-25°C), which freezes the deposit. The deposit is then expelled when the bottle is opened at a pressure of about 6 bars.
Each bottle will receive a “liqueur d’expédition”, which determines the sugar content of our Brut and Demi-Sec.
The final step in the process is corking with the addition of a wire to keep the cork in place.

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Champagne Gabriel Merreaux

RENDEZ-VOUS, JEUDI POUR "LES RENCONTRES de L'ÉVÈNEMENTIEL POUR LES ENTREPRISES" à LA ROTONDE, 3 rue d'Alsace - SAINT-QUENTIN. 😀🥂

Meet us at "Les rencontres de l'événementiel pour les entreprises" at La ROTONDE, 3 rue d'Alsace - SAINT QUENTIN 😀🥂

Christine and Paul

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RENDEZ-VOUS, JEUDI POUR LES RENCONTRES de LÉVÈNEMENTIEL POUR LES ENTREPRISES à LA ROTONDE, 3 rue dAlsace - SAINT-QUENTIN. 😀🥂

Meet us at Les rencontres de lévénementiel pour les entreprises at La ROTONDE, 3 rue dAlsace - SAINT QUENTIN 😀🥂

Christine and Paul

#saintquentin #champagne #champagnegabrielmerreaux #nogentlabbesse  #lechampagneréservéàtouteslesoccasions #montdeberru #chardonnay

RENDEZ-VOUS, JEUDI POUR "LES RENCONTRES de L'ÉVÈNEMENTIEL POUR LES ENTREPRISES" à LA ROTONDE, 3 Place d'Alsace - SAINT-QUENTIN. 😀🥂

Christine et PaulÊtes vous prêt pour la première édition de PRO’EVENT ❓

🗓️On vous attend à partir de 13h jeudi prochain à @larotonde02100.

✨ Plus de 20 exposants seront présents, venez découvrir leurs savoir-faire et compétences

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RENDEZ-VOUS, JEUDI POUR LES RENCONTRES de LÉVÈNEMENTIEL POUR LES ENTREPRISES à LA ROTONDE, 3 Place dAlsace - SAINT-QUENTIN. 😀🥂

Christine et Paul

Publipostage en cours 😀

Bonne semaine à tous.

Mailing in progress 😀

Have a good week

Christine and Paul

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Publipostage en cours 😀

Bonne semaine à tous.

Mailing in progress 😀

Have a good week

Christine and Paul

#mailing #publipostage #champagne #champagnegabrielmerreaux #nogentlabbesse #montdeberru #fetedefindannee

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Rendez-vous les 8, 9 et 10 décembre 2023 au Scarabée de ROANNE 😀

December 8, 9 and 10, 2023 at the Scarabée de ROANNE 😀

Christine Paul Silvestre🌟 Salon de Noël 2023 🌟

Les jours raccourcissent 🌕, les températures baissent ❄️, c'est le signe que les Fêtes de fin d'année approchent et le Salon de Noël aussi !

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🫕 Gastronomie - foie gras, miel, salaisons, fromages savoyards, huîtres, châtaignes fraiches et grillées, chocolats, pâtes à tartiner, épices, pâtisseries sans gluten
🥂 Vins, bières et spiritueux - champagne, vins de tous horizons, pétillants aromatisés, whisky, pastis artisanal, bières artisanales, rhums arrangés
🕯 Décorations - bougies, arts de la table, accessoires pour animaux, décorations de Noël, cadres floraux
🧥 Mode - prêt-à-porter, bijoux en perles et pierres naturelles, accessoires
💄 Soins et bien-être - cosmétiques et savons éco-responsables, bons cadeaux spa et massage, sonothérapie, bols tibétains, bouillottes aux noyaux de cerise
🎲 Jeux et loisirs - jeux de société, livres personnalisés, animations enfants

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🎄 Entrée et parking GRATUITS
🎄 8, 9 et 10 décembre
🎄 Le Scarabée, rue du Marclet, 42153 RIORGES
🎄 De nombreuses animations enfants : rencontre avec le Père-Noël, rencontre avec des personnages de dessins animés, promenades à poney, manège, atelier décoration de pâtisseries, contes de Noël, exposition de maquettes Lego® et de maquettes ferroviaires, etc

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Rendez-vous les 8, 9 et 10 décembre 2023 au Scarabée de ROANNE 😀

December 8, 9 and 10, 2023 at the Scarabée de ROANNE 😀

Christine Paul Silvestre

Where to find us ?

France

A la propriété

120 rue de Chamalières - 51420 NOGENT L'ABBESSE

Christine : 06 18 92 10 98

Paul : 06 13 43 36 20

Italie

CASERTA CE 81100

33 47 35 05 81

lucio-daiello@virgilio.it

Use this form to contact us or send a message to this address:
We are happy to receive you by appointment on the estate.
champagne-merreaux@orange.fr





    Champagne Gabriel Merreaux