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

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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 ageing in a cellar in Champagne
Bottles ageing in a cellar in Champagne, 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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