Grand Champagne Helsinki (9. – 11.5.2019), the main event in Finland dedicated to champagne lovers, gourmands and top names in the industry is here again! This year, for the first time, Business France will bring six Champagne houses, new to Finland. These small growers and quality houses have been selected for their interesting offer coming from different parts of the Champagne region.
CHAMPAGNE Domaine Collet
From the unknow champagne area name « Cote de Sézanne », Domaine Collet is a new estate created in 2002. Managed by three brothers (Florent, Vincent & Thomas) and their father René, the philosophy of the estate is to get healthy and ripe grapes for great champagne. Their challenge is to highlight their terroir by elaborating precise and sophisticated blends into two ranges of cuvées: Empreinte de Terroir and Anthime.
Demière has, for three generations, been part of the ecosystem of family-owned and independent houses that contributes to the fame and diversity of Champagne. Located on the terroir of Fleury river, right bank of the Marne Valley, their vineyard is composed of three varieties of grape of the Champagne region, with the majority of the surface given to the Meunier variety.
The Lallier brand was founded in 1906 by a famous figure from Champagne and relaunched by his grandson in 1994. Francis Tribaut took over the helm of the company in 2004. Champagne Lallier is a craft manufacture creating prestigious crus of Champagne. Their wines are highly expressive and an invitation to share the art of drinking well. Francis Tribaut aspires to create exceptional Champagnes in their cellars, where manual craftsmanship celebrates beauty in every gesture.
CHAMPAGNE FRANCIS ORBAN
Champagne Francis Orban is founded in 1929 and is located in village of Leuvrigny, Vallée de la Marne (“Rive Droite”). They are famous for their Meunier grapes (used by leading Houses, such as Krug) and today 90% of the 7,5 hectares of vineyards are dedicated to Meunier. Francis Orban is now the 4th generation of winegrower; when he took over the family business in 2007 only 1 500 bottles were produced.
Jean-Pierre Vazart represents the 3rd generation of winemakers of the Champagne House VAZART-COQUART. This brand was created in 1954 by Louis and Jacques Vazart, grand-father and father of Jean-Pierre. Champagne Vazart grows 11 hectares in the Grand Cru of Chouilly in the Côte des Blancs area with 95% of Chardonnay and 5 % of Pinot Noir. Since 2017, they are in conversion to organic winegrowing.
In the heart of the Champagne region, in the sumptuous village of Avize, lays the Waris-Larmandier wine domain. This outstanding family estate unites art and nature within a typical chord. The house was founded in 1989. Since 2000, Marie-Hélène defends the house’s heritage with her three children Jean-Philippe, Pierre-Louis and Inès, leading the family into a sixth generation of winemakers. The family spirit has evolved since the arrival of a new practice: biodynamics exhibited by Jean-Philippe. A new philosophy dedicated to providing exceptional champagnes.
Chiller Concept, to drink your wine at the optimal temperature
This year Chiller Concept, a French company that produces and sells a device giving professionals the opportunity to chill their bottles in a few minutes, will be also exhibiting at the Business France’s booth among champagnes houses.
Already present in restaurants and bottle shops in France and Europe, Chiller Concept is the solution to drink your wine, or any other drinks, at the optimal temperature.
For more information contact Sylvain Floirac, Senior Trade Adviser, Agri-Food. Business France Finland/Estonia.