Champagne Christophe Mignon
France – Champagne – Marne
The “Mignon Method” combines natural practices including biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. The moon is his guiding force for all actions in the vineyard and cellar.
Meunier specialist Christophe Mignon comes from a long line of farmers in the hamlet of Le-Mesnil-le-Huttier, 13 miles west of Epernay. His 6.3 hectares of vines were planted by his great-grandparents and are spread among thirty parcels between the villages of Le Breuil and Festigny in the Vallée de la Marne. This is known for its high percentage of Pinot Meunier, which is particularly well suited to the deep clay and chalky Tuffeaux soils there.
Mignon’s unique approach to viticulture, fondly referred to as the Mignon Method, combines natural practices including biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. The moon is his guiding force for all actions in the vineyard and cellar.
- Fermentation: stainless steel or enameled steel tanks
No malolactic fermentation
The second fermentation is then carried out using biodynamic yeasts and organic cane sugar
- 5 months on lees before blending ; and 12 additional months on fine lees for reserve wines
- Average aging in bottle : 30 months
- Disgorgement : date is indicated on the label
They limit the use of SO2 and the wines are not filtered