Champagne Pascal Agrapart
Created by Arthur Agrapart at the end of the 19th century, he already made his wine like a true harvester-handler and demanded methods of artisanal cultivation and winemaking. Unfortunately, World War I came through it and did not favour the development of the vineyard. It was his grandson, Pascal’s father, manager of the estate in 2010, who repaired the estate in the 1950s through the purchase of vines. Pascal joined his father at the beginning of the 80s and introduced the parcelization of its vintages from 1995 onwards. He selected 3 soil families: a superficial clay soil, a limestone soil and a clay-limestone soil, the three being on the surface of the chalky base of the Côte des Blancs. “My father used to say to me:” You work your vine like a garden “. The soils here have always been worked, I did not have to reintroduce a practice with difficult conversion”, explains Pascal. Pascal and his son Ambroise still claim today that they belong to the harvester-handlers.