Chavost

Champagne

In Champagne, there is a big generational shift similar to burgundy. The new generation is taking their families’ domaines and making drastic changes. Being the avid champagne lovers we are, we couldn’t be more excited.

Fabian from Champagne Chavost is one of those generational movers. He is making quite a splash in defining the idea of a grower, negociant and/or co-op. The trend in recent years has been to look for the term RM, or focus on growers, but this is evolving. Buying land in champagne isn’t easy. Young winemakers are looking for other ways to follow their dreams. Buying grapes from growers they trust and operating under negoc is a very suitable option. For example, Fabian still operates under his family’s co-op. Fabian sits on the board of their 5ha co-op and made the decision to say, “we are going organic”. Albeit aggressive, it was the only way to sway them into organic farming and show that it is the way of the future. Fabian took the time to invest in sharing his goals and passion with members through a series of tastings and educational conversations. This approach has worked quite well. They have gotten a nice portion of their growers to farm organically since 2016. These grapes have since been included in the new wines of Champagne Chavost.

It is Fabian’s goal to add nothing to his wines. He currently adds no sulfur at bottling (a feat quite rare in Champagne). After tasting the wines, we clearly see why. The wines are pure, transparent and easy to drink. In his arsenal, he makes a series of “glu glu” champagnes and wines that are fully no addition. The wines that are sans soufre are the Rose des Saignee, Coteaux Champenois, and the cuvee Eurêka.

Champagne Chavost is located in Chavot-Courcourt. It is an interesting place in Champagne. Technically the village is part of the Coteaux-sud d’ Epernay which acts as a continuation to the Côte de Blancs. When you stand at the top of the vineyard you understand why you are a bit unsure of where you are. You are in the center of champagne. To your right, the Côte de Blancs, straight ahead is the Montagne de Reims just over the mountainside, towards the left and continuing further you see the Vallee de la Marne. The top of the vineyards are full of limestone moving to more chalk mid slope.

His “Glu Glu” Champagnes are 'made' in the vineyard using organic farming and spontaneous yeasts. Starting fermentation is usually done by gravity. Never seeing any barrel, the wines are drinkable, pure, and all about freshness.

FERMENTATION

Spontaneous yeasts

Temperature controlled to preserve the indigenous yeasts

AGING

4 months in stainless steel tank

At least 20 months in bottle -No sulfur at bottling - ever!

Fabian Daviaux has redefined the concept of a co-op as his numerous growers have committed to his preferred biodyamic viticulture, in turn creating beautifully pure, ripe and delicious Champagnes. What's more, with strong vineyard work comes the need for little - if any - sulfur addition, and most of his wines are never sulfured at all. In the winery, the grapes are allowed to ferment naturally in stainless steel tanks after pressing, with only the Coteaux Champenois Blanc and the Saignée Rosé seeing time in barrel. The rest of the range is crafted to be immediately enjoyable, with incredible freshness and purity of fruit.

Current Releases

The Wines of Chavost

Solera, Ratafia de Champagne

NV Chavost, Solera, Ratafia de Champagne

NV Chavost, Solera, Ratafia de Champagne

ASSEMBLAGE 50% Chardonnay, 50% Meunier

VINEYARDS sourced from all 5ha of vineyards

SOIL mainly limestone and chalk

VINE AGE 65+ years old

The classic 'dessert' wine of the Champenois, Ratafia is a brilliant pairing with aged cheeses, crème brulée, or your favorite local ice cream shop's salted caramel-swirled vanilla.

NV Chavost, Solera, Ratafia de Champagne

NV Chavost, Solera, Ratafia de Champagne

ASSEMBLAGE 50% Chardonnay, 50% Meunier

VINEYARDS sourced from all 5ha of vineyards

SOIL mainly limestone and chalk

VINE AGE 65+ years old

The classic 'dessert' wine of the Champenois, Ratafia is a brilliant pairing with aged cheeses, crème brulée, or your favorite local ice cream shop's salted caramel-swirled vanilla.

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Coteaux Champenois, Rouge

2020 Chavost, Coteaux Champenois, Rouge

2020 Chavost, Coteaux Champenois, Rouge

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ASSEMBLAGE 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Meunier

SOILLes Hurees, tender chalk and clay rich soil

VINE AGE32 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED300

With just a few hundred bottles produced, we can't wait to share this wine with you! Similar to his champs it is meant to be consumed. Light, energetic, with awesome fruit.

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Eureka! Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Eureka! Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

NV Chavost, Eureka! Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

CT

90

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ASSEMBLAGE 50% Pinot Noir 50 % Chardonnay

SOIL Clay and limestone at the bottom of the hill of Chavot, from a plot called Les Hurées

VINE AGE 30 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 833

DISGORGED 2.23

Coteaux Champenois, Blanc

2020 Chavost, Coteaux Champenois, Blanc

2020 Chavost, Coteaux Champenois, Blanc

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ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

SOIL chalk, poor soil

VINE AGE61 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED1200

The second wine he is making outside of his glu glu range. Seeing a bit of barrel and longer aging, this Chardonnay is awesome, we opened it and drank it over a day or two, watching the layers unfold

Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

NV Chavost, Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

CT

89

ASSEMBLAGE 67% Pinot Meunier 33% Pinot Noir

SOIL clay and limestone

VINE AGE 50 & 41 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 4307

DISGORGED 2.23

This is a unique Saignee. One of two wines that he makes with the intention of wanting it to be aged, consumed with food, and maybe just taken a bit more seriously than his glu glu range, seeing some barrel and extended aging.. Rosé with this delightfully deep hue triggers cravings of seared ahi tuna, wagyu or duck a la presse! A wine for raw fish through red meat!

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Blanc de Chardonnay Extra Brut, Champagne

NV Chavost, Blanc de Chardonnay Extra Brut, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

NV Chavost, Blanc de Chardonnay Extra Brut, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

CT

90

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

SOIL chalk, middle lower slope, North facing

VINE AGE10 to 60 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 5733

DISGORGED 2.23

The Blanc de Chardonnay all about the fresh, vibrant, and delicacy chardonnay brings to champagne.

Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

NV Chavost, Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 2.23)

CT

89

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Pinot Meunier

SOIL top of the slope, limestone soil

VINE AGE 10 to 60 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 6023

DISGORGED 2.23

Meunier has been a pretty trendy grape in recent years, classically known for being fun, delicious, nice fruit and texture, and great to drink at any time. Well this is just that. The lack of sulfur really creates an incredible example of meunier.

Solera, Ratafia de Champagne

Coteaux Champenois, Rouge

Eureka! Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Eureka! Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 12.21)

NV Chavost, Eureka! Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 12.21)

CT

90

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ASSEMBLAGE 50% Pinot Noir 50 % Chardonnay

SOIL Clay and limestone at the bottom of the hill of Chavot, from a plot called Les Hurées

VINE AGE 30 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 833

DISGORGED 2.23

Coteaux Champenois, Blanc

2019 Champagne Chavost Coteaux Champenois

2019 Chavost, Coteaux Champenois, Blanc

CT

89

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

SOIL chalk, poor soil

VINE AGE61 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED1200

The second wine he is making outside of his glu glu range. Seeing a bit of barrel and longer aging, this Chardonnay is awesome, we opened it and drank it over a day or two, watching the layers unfold

Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

NV Chavost, Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

CT

89

ASSEMBLAGE 67% Pinot Meunier 33% Pinot Noir

SOIL clay and limestone

VINE AGE 50 & 41 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 4307

DISGORGED 2.23

This is a unique Saignee. One of two wines that he makes with the intention of wanting it to be aged, consumed with food, and maybe just taken a bit more seriously than his glu glu range, seeing some barrel and extended aging.. Rosé with this delightfully deep hue triggers cravings of seared ahi tuna, wagyu or duck a la presse! A wine for raw fish through red meat!

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Blanc de Chardonnay Extra Brut, Champagne

Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

NV Chavost, Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

CT

89

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Pinot Meunier

SOIL top of the slope, limestone soil

VINE AGE 10 to 60 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 6023

DISGORGED 2.23

Meunier has been a pretty trendy grape in recent years, classically known for being fun, delicious, nice fruit and texture, and great to drink at any time. Well this is just that. The lack of sulfur really creates an incredible example of meunier.

Blanc d'Assemblage Brut Nature, Champagne

NV Chavost, Blanc d'Assemblage Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

NV Chavost, Blanc d'Assemblage Brut Nature, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

CT

89

THE VINEYARD 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Meunier

SOIL limestone clay and chalk blended, North facing

VINE AGE 10 to 60 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 17,063

DISGORGED 2.23

The Blanc d'Assemblage is the perfect way to wrap your head around Fabian's style. Wines that are drinkable, easy to be consumed and share with anyone. Champagne in pure form with no additions. An ideal way to start the night as an aperitif, or to accompany a seafood tower, sushi or warm gougeres!

NV Chavost, Blanc de Chardonnay Extra Brut,  Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

NV Chavost, Blanc de Chardonnay Extra Brut, Champagne (Disgorged 3.22)

CT

90

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

SOIL chalk, middle lower slope, North facing

VINE AGE10 to 60 years old

BOTTLES PRODUCED 5733

DISGORGED 2.23

The Blanc de Chardonnay all about the fresh, vibrant, and delicacy chardonnay brings to champagne.