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Eight top grower’s champagne producers for the holidays | Britt on Forbes

If you want a champagne that is something special and with extra character it is a good idea to leave the big and famous brands and instead to looking for “grower’s champagnes”. Grower champagne is made by people who own their vineyards and make the wine. The famous “house” champagnes, on the contrary, mainly make wine from grapes they buy, or even from ready-made wine.

The growers are not at all such household names as the big houses, and not so widely distributed, but it is often worth the effort to go looking for them. The grower champagne has actually become one of the really interesting trends on the champagne markets in recent years.

(If you happen to read Swedish… you can read our award-winning book about grower champagne.)

We have selected eight of the top growers, some of them with a little bit bigger distribution than others. All of these will make an excellent choice for your festive holiday meals, or as gifts. But there are of course many, many more than these to go looking for.

Read more in Britt’s article on Forbes: Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Top Grower Champagnes For Bubbles With Personality.

If you did read Swedish you could read our unique and award-winning book about growers’ champagnes.

Bottles sur lattes at Champagne de Sousa

Bottles sur lattes at Champagne de Sousa, copyright BKWine Photography

Here’s the introduction to the Forbes article:

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Top Grower Champagnes For Bubbles With Personality

“Grower” champagnes have turned into something fashionable, a small but very exciting niche category. Growers, as opposed to the houses, make champagne only from their own grapes. For them, champagne is not just about bubbles, luxury and branding. It is first and foremost a wine. But don’t’ worry, the bubbles are there. And as a bonus, you will get character and personality and sometimes slightly unusual champagnes.

I highlight one cuvée for each producer. But for these growers, any cuvée is worth trying.

Read more in Britt’s article on Forbes: Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Top Grower Champagnes For Bubbles With Personality.

Vincent Couche Eclipsia Champagne

Vincent Couche Eclipsia Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Vincent Couche of Champagne Vincent Couche

Vincent Couche of Champagne Vincent Couche, copyright BKWine Photography

Pascal Doquet of Champagne Pascal Doquet

Pascal Doquet of Champagne Pascal Doquet, copyright BKWine Photography

Pruning at Champagne Pascal Doquet

Pruning at Champagne Pascal Doquet, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne Pascal Doquet

Champagne Pascal Doquet, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne Jacques Selosse Initial

Champagne Jacques Selosse Initial, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne Jacques Selosse

Champagne Jacques Selosse, copyright BKWine Photography

Erick de Sousa of Champagne de Sousa

Erick de Sousa of Champagne de Sousa, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne de Sousa Grand Cru Reserve

Champagne de Sousa Grand Cru Reserve, copyright BKWine Photography

Bottles sur lattes at Champagne de Sousa

Bottles sur lattes at Champagne de Sousa, copyright BKWine Photography

Bottles in pupitres at Champagne de Sousa

Bottles in pupitres at Champagne de Sousa, copyright BKWine Photography

Eric Rodez of Champagne Rodez

Eric Rodez of Champagne Rodez, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne Rodez Les Genettes

Champagne Rodez Les Genettes, copyright BKWine Photography

Second fermentation in bottle at Champagne Tarlant

Second fermentation in bottle at Champagne Tarlant, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne Tarlant Zero Brut Nature

Champagne Tarlant Zero Brut Nature, copyright BKWine Photography

Benoit Tarlant of Champagne Tarlant

Benoit Tarlant of Champagne Tarlant, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne Gimonnet Cuvee Cuis 1er Cru

Champagne Gimonnet Cuvee Cuis 1er Cru, copyright BKWine Photography

Didier Gimonnet of Champagne Gimonnet

Didier Gimonnet of Champagne Gimonnet, copyright BKWine Photography

Angéline Templier and her mother Chantal Lassalle

Angéline Templier and her mother Chantal Lassalle, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne J Lassalle Preference

Champagne J Lassalle Preference, copyright BKWine Photography

Bottles in the cellar of Champagne J Lassalle

Bottles in the cellar of Champagne J Lassalle, copyright BKWine Photography

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