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These choices were born of an awareness of the value of their legacy and a desire for continuous improvement. These inspired ideas proved to be visionary and bore fruit on every occasion. Now it is the turn of Emmanuelle and Marc to nurture this spirit of openness and a commitment to passing on their skills.
The Augustin domaine lies in the heart of the Champagne region and its terroirs and grape varieties are a guarantor of excellence. Pinot Noir, king of the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay, which reigns supreme in the Côte des Blancs, combine forces. Far from vying for attention, these two varieties stimulate each other to create balance.

Augustin champagne is the culmination of the work of two wine-growing families spanning nine generations in total.

Vines form the bridge between the earth and man

Earth, vines and man form the magic triptych which governs our grape production.
Three components, three entities, three living things. Singly they have no meaning, but all three interact with each other.
This is why Champagne Augustin, in keeping with its philosophy, has implemented wine-producing practices which are environmentally friendly for the vines.
In winter, Marc practises non-traumatic pruning of the vines.
In June, he favours braiding rather than trimming to tame the bushy shoots on the vines which are in their peak growth period.

These decisions involve adapting facilities and are far more time-consuming then conventional cultivation methods. Champagne Augustin is willing to accept the consequences of this choice.

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Our inheritance

Champagne Augustin perpetuates the work of two families of winegrowers going back four generations on the male side and spanning five generations on the female side.

In the early 20th century, Andrée Lefèvre, Marc’s great-grandmother, began producing champagne from her own grapes, which at that time was almost exclusively the preserve of major champagne houses. She severed her ties with négociants and retained and processed her own harvest, which was a risky undertaking for a woman. At the time, winegrowers survived on potatoes planted between their rows of vines and fowl in their poultry yards. The concept of grower-producers did not really take off until the 1960s.
Marc’s father, Jean Augustin, never used weedkillers, sludge, composted biosolids or other pollutants on his parcels. He rejected chemical inputs which were hailed as the new way forward in the 1970s and 1980s.

“Now it is my turn to improve what I will be passing on.”

L’Univers d’Emmanuelle & Marc s’ouvrira bientôt à vous.
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