Nicolas Feuillatte dies, 88 years old

Sometimes you wonder who the person behind the name is, or if there is a person at all. In the case of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte there really was a person named Nicolas Feuillatte. He was an enterprising man who created his own champagne brand before he teamed up with what would later become Champagne’s biggest cooperative and France’s second largest in terms of turnover. And also the best-selling Champagne brand in France. Nicolas Feuillatte died recently, 88 years old.

Nicolas Feuillatte was a true entrepreneur who had made a fortune in coffee in the United States before he returned to France and bought a wine estate outside Reims. His Champagne was very appreciated among movie stars and other famous people on the other side of the Atlantic. In 1986, he met representatives of the cooperative Centre Vinicole de la Champagne.

Both Feuillatte and the cooperative were looking for new challenges. They merged and a new Champagne brand was created with the name Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. It  quickly became one of the big names in Champagnes. The cooperative has 2,250 hectares.

Thousands of bottles wainting in the cellar

Thousands of bottles wainting in the cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

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