Champagne Petit Camusat

Here is an unconventional family-owned estate among our selection.

Surprisingly, this estate is not so much remarkable for its location in the vineyards of the Côte des Bar, but rather for its range. Everything here is in the singular form – a single blend made from a single grape variety. Enough to catch our attention amidst the intricate Champagne blends offered in numerous variations.

Of course, the picture wouldn't be complete if the featured blend weren't crafted from a exceedingly rare grape variety in Champagne...

The Champagne Petit Camusat in a few words

This family-owned estate is located in the Côte des Bar, the southern part of the Champagne vineyards. The Petit Camusat family owns 7 hectares of vineyards spread across the villages of Celles-sur-Ource and Essoyes. The grape varieties cultivated here are unique. Unlike the typical northern Champagne trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, the Petit Camusat estate only grows two grape varieties characteristic of its terroir.

These are Pinot Noir, a grape variety typical of neighboring Burgundy and long cultivated in the Côte des Bar, and Pinot Blanc, a variety more commonly found in Alsace and extremely rare in Champagne. This latter grape produces wines that are full-bodied and powerful in the Champagne region. As owner-producers, the Petit Camusat family exclusively vinifies their Pinot Blanc grapes. Due to its rarity, the production is limited to 10,000 bottles per year.

The estate commits to sustainable viticulture and is in the process of converting towards HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) certification.