Maxime Oudiette - Champagne Oudiette

Nov 29, 2022

Maxime Oudiette joined his parents Beaunay estate in 2012. Prior, Maxime spent time working with the iconic Anselme Selosse. Maxime wanted to take what he had learned and develop his own philosophy for winemaking and viticulture. The main focus for Maxime is in the vineyard; creating a symbiotic ecosystem between the vines and the soil. This will create better wines that represent a sense of place. Focusing on an organic and biodynamic diversity, vitiforestry, and permaculture will help the vines be more self-sufficient in adapting to climate changes. After years of crafting his philosophy, Maxime established his own label, Maxime Oudiette in 2018.

Since 2021, the wines are certified organic. The vineyards are in the same village of Beaunay in the commune of Celles-Les-Conde. The subsoil in Beaunay is mainly white chalk, from the sedimentation of coccoliths during the upper campanian era.

His wines are transformative. They have incredible texture, length, and when taking a sip of the Gras d’Huile, you can’t help but think about the wine's longevity. The rose is pretty unique as well. It is delicate, aromatic, floral, with the texture and minerality of chardonnay. The care he puts into his vineyards shows. They are full of life and bountiful with natural grasses. In the cellar every step is done by hand. After visiting with him this September, we were happy to learn he will be adding some barrels to add some more wines to the lineup!

The Wines of Champagne Oudiette

NV Champagne Oudiette Les Gras d'Huile Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay. 2018 68% 2017, 2016, 2015 32% No Malolactic Fermentation
THE VINEYARD Les Gras d’Huile, Beaunay
SOIL Brown Clay topsoil and Chalk subsoil
VINE AGE Planted in 1993
FERMENTATION Vinification and fermentation in 228L barrels on lees AGING 24 months in the cellar and 6 months aging after disgorgement (6/2020)
BOTTLES 1683

No sulfites are used during harvest or bottling. Settling is done by overflow,no fining or filtration.

2018 Champagne Oudiette Rose d'Infusion

ASSEMBLAGE 98% Chardonnay 2% Pinot Meunier
THE VINEYARD Les Gras d’Huile, Les Cormonts
SOIL Brown Clay topsoil and Chalk subsoil , Les Cormonts- limestone clay with hard chalk
VINE AGE Les Gras d’Huile-1993 Les Cormonts- 1964
FERMENTATION Whole hand destemmed berries of Meunier are added to the Chardonnay must to finish fermentation towards the end of harvest
AGING 24 months in the cellar and 6 months aging after disgorgement. Disgorged July 2021
BOTTLES 584

No sulfites are used during harvest or bottling. Settling is done by overflow,no fining or filtration.