Behind the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, directly under the vineyards, a sheer chalk cliff stands as a dramatic and stark testimony to the profound terroir that forms the bedrock of what is the greatest premier cru of all.
Winemaker & owner
“Father Marc Hébrart has been making his own champagnes since 1964, and his son Jean-Paul joined him from the age of nineteen in 1983, taking over in 1997. The estate is privileged to 15 hectares of vines of 28 years average age, spread across 75 plots of 70% pinot noir, positioned in Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers, Avenay-Val-d’Or, Bisseuil, Mutigny, Louvois and most of all Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, including many gently south-facing plots around and above Clos des Goisses. These are cunningly married with 25% Chardonnay from Avize, Chouilly and Oiry.”
“My greatest aspiration: is to let the soils speak”.
Harmony is more important than intensity. Sustainable lutte raisonnée (reasoned viticulture) is the mandate and synthetic treatments are avoided as much as possible. Hébrart prefers a good balance between the fruit and the acidity and the elegance.
Marc Hébrart cuvées contrasts elegant fruit expression with the mineral signature of great terroirs, tapped by the deep roots of old vines.
Blanc de Blancs Brut Premier Cru NV
10% Chardonnay Oiry- Chouilly GRAND CRU de la Côte des Blancs
90% Chardonnay Mareuil-sur-Aÿ Premier Cru de la Grande Vallée de la Marne
A bright, pale straw hue with elegant freshness. White peach with the zest of grapefruit and lemon. Complexity and ripe fruit persistence. The salt minerality of Mareuil upholds the freshness on the finish.
Tyson Stelzer 92/100
Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes NV
Mes Favorites is a blend of his favourite parcels specifically in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ Premier Cru.
Vieilles Vignes – Sélection Massale.
This cuvée is un-cloned old-vine Pinot Noir 75%/Chard 25% from wines dating to 2012-2014.
Fuller-bodied, dry, citrus, apples plus some floral notes and baking spice. Structure, acidity, and two years on the lees give it 15 years of aging potential.
Gault et Millau 16/20