Amaury Beaufort - Champagne Amaury Beaufort

Nov 29, 2022

The more time we spend in Champagne, the more intrigued and involved we become with what is happening. On our most recent trip, we had quite the pleasant surprise. We were recommended to visit Amaury in Bar sur Seine in the Aube. In less than 24 hours of finding out about his project, we were importing his wines.

You may know the Beaufort name from the family domaine located in Ambonnay. Despite the lineage, Amaury didn't take over the estate, but rather picked up and moved to the Aube. If there is something of note that Amaury has taken with him, it's the dedication to the vineyards. They have been farming the vineyards without any chemicals since 1969.

Amaury has been working in wine since 2003 and his first vintage for Amaury Beaufort was 2018. He farms 1ha in Polisy called "Le Jardinot '' all by himself. This is important to Amaury as he wants to ensure he is doing the entire process from vineyard to bottle. Amaury think's 1ha is enough because he treats it as his own garden. Higher rolled canopies to allow for ripeness, maturity, and sugar levels. Canopies are dense, with more leaf content as Amaury feels this supports the roots in diving deeper into the soil for nutrients. All the wines are made without sulfur.

Viticulture and Vinification

With his close proximity to Burgundy, Amaury’s vinification techniques are more similar to Burgundy than classic Champagne.

Fermentation begins in large 15hl oval casks. The barrels are all treated with light steaming to remove the concentration of toast and oak flavors.

He doesn't do battonage by hand, the shape of his casks allows for natural battonage. The wine is then transferred to Demi-muids for settling and further aging. Elevage is rather long and changes vintage to vintage.

The Wines of Amaury Beaufort

NV Amaury Beaufort Le Jardinot Brut Nature (2018 Base)

ASSEMBLAGE 80% Pinot Noir 20% Chardonnay
THE VINEYARD Le Jardinot, Polisy-South east exposure
SOIL Argil Calcaire, Kimmeridgian
VINE AGE Chardonnay Planted 2014, Pinot Noir 1971
ELEVAGE 11months Demi-Muids & 6 Months in Cask
DISGORGEMENT 10.21
BOTTLES PRODUCED 6200

NV Amaury Beaufort Le Jardinot Rose Brut Nature (2018 Base)

ASSEMBLAGE 50% Pinot Noir Rouge 2018, 50% Chardonnay 2019
THE VINEYARD Le Jardinot, Polisy-South east exposure
SOIL Argil Calcaire, Kimmeridgian
VINE AGE Chardonnay Planted 2014, Pinot Noir 1971
ELEVAGE Pinot-17 Months Barrique, Chardonnay- 5 Months Barrique
DISGORGEMENT 11.21
BOTTLES PRODUCED 2200

2019 Amaury Beaufort Cuvée Jardinot

ASSEMBLAGE 80% Pinot Noir 20% Chardonnay
THE VINEYARD Le Jardinot, Polisy-South east exposure
SOIL Argil Calcaire, Kimmeridgian
VINE AGE Chardonnay Planted 2014, Pinot Noir 1971
ELEVAGE 11months Demi-Muids & 6 Months in Cask
DISGORGEMENT. 9.22
BOTTLES PRODUCED 6200

2020 Amaury Beaufort de quoi te meles tu

*A collaboration project with his friend Loic Naudinot
ASSEMBLAGE 100% Pinot Noir
THE VINEYARD .32ha parcel de quoi te meles tu
SOIL Kimmeridgian
VINE AGE
ELEVAGE
DISGORGEMENT 9.22
BOTTLES PRODUCED 2700