Champagne Michel Hoerter : A family
OUR HISTORY :
Winemakers from father to sons for four generations, the members of the Hoerter family have acquired a lot of know-how from the land and the vines.
The founder, Joseph began working very few vines and sold the entirety of his grapes by the kilo. Maurice started selling champagne wines.
It was Michel, his son who took over the business and developed sales and differents blends with the help of Claudie, his wife.
Today, Jean-Philippe, Joseph’s great-grandson, is one of those passionate grape-farmers. He continues to evolve the House Champagne Michel Hoerter and makes the first "grower-producer" cuvées alongside his wife Valérie.
OUR VINEYARD :
Exclusively located in western part of the Marne Valley, our vineyard of 9 hectares has his roots in a soil predominantly composed of lime, clay and chalk at the top of the slope and lime, clay and sand at the bottom.
It is composed of 70 % of Meunier, 22 % of Pinot Noir and 8 % of Chardonnay worked in sustainable viticulture for more than 16 years (vineyard cover-cropping on one row out of two, one-sided thinning-out of the leaves, mechanical weeding, bovine compost 100%).
Our slogan : Respect Nature. Our vineyards are on average 40 years old. The oldest plot was planted in 1936.