The history of Mathieu Nicolas champagne
This independent winegrower's house is the heir of a long wine tradition. Since the first generation of winegrowers born in 1629, the Moussé family has never stopped cultivating vines in the Marne Valley.
Still to this day, the estate is located in the small village of Cuchery on the right bank of the Marne, in the heart of this historic Champagne wine-growing terroir.
The estate as it is today owes much to the current winemakers' parents. It is indeed from the union of Bertrand Moussé, born in Cuisles, and Martine Michel, born in Cuchery, that the 5 hectare vineyard was born... As well as two sons: Mathieu and Nicolas.
From an early age, these two sons of winegrowers have been immersed in the culture of the vine through the seasons. Each of them, in his own way, has pursued the family heritage and forged his own path through the Champagne region. Mathieu studied viticulture at the Avize high school to become a winegrower's employee in various vineyards, while Nicolas studied business to become a technical salesman in the wine industry.
Years of experience later, they felt it would be natural to return to the domain and combine their expertise and create their own brand of champagne. In 2017, with plenty of projects in mind, they decided to embark on this adventure. They took over from their father, Bertrand Moussée, and gave birth to a new range of champagnes of their own: Mathieu Nicolas champagne.
Following this first step, they decided to launch this new brand, based on a know-how and an estate several generations old.
The champagnes produced by Mathieu Nicolas are above all reflections of their terroir.
Historical heart of the Champagne region, the Marne Valley is, as its name suggests, crossed by the Marne river which splits the valley in two: the left bank and the right bank. Its clay-limestone soils and its splendid exposure on the right bank give birth to champagnes with incomparable fruity aromas.
It is on this terroir that the family's 5 hectares of vines blossom. They spread across 5 villages: Cuchery, Cuisles, Jonquery, Fleury la Rivière and Damery. The parcels of the domain are now grassed and the soils are cultivated to support biodiversity. A symbol of this project's success led by Mathieu and Nicolas, the estate received the HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale - High Environmental Value) and VDC (Viticulture Durable en Champagne - Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne) certifications in 2021.
Through this profound and precise work, the Moussé brothers wish to convey through their cuvées all the potential of this exceptional terroir. They thus produce champagnes of great quality and a price/pleasure ratio beyond comparison!