About Champagne Mandois
Champagne Mandois is a family-owned house founded in Pierry (near Epernay) that has produced high-quality, low-dosage Champagne from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards for 9 generations.
The family’s story began in 1735 when the first vine grower in the Mandois family appeared on the official registers held at that time by the church. In 1862, Victor Mandois became the first winemaker among our ancestors when he started to produce a few wines in the old Epernay winery on Avenue Grandpierre, and in 1905 his son Victor Auguste moved the company moved to Pierry and developed its sales activity. The company survived several decades of difficult economic times, and in the 1950s Henri Mandois and his son Michael rebuilt sales, constructed new presses, dug out deep cellars, and expanded the vineyards.
Claude Mandois, the 9th generation, joined the estate in 1982 and in the early 2000s began the conversion to more natural farming. Experimenting and evolving over the next two decades, the official certification process began in 2017 and now 3 vineyards have been fully HA-certified organic. The winemaking approach is traditional, utilizing indigenous yeasts, vinification in foudres or small vats, and very light filtration.
Today the winery owns 37 hectares of vineyards spread across 12 different villages in the Côte des Blancs, Côte d’Epernay, Coteaux de Sézanne and Côte des Bars, including such prestigious terroirs such as Chouilly, Vertus, Pierry and Epernay. Cultivated varieties are comprised of 70% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier and 15% Pinot Noir.
The House style is quite traditional – with long cellar aging and low dosage, its wines show a fine, mouth-filling texture and express delicate aromas specific to the terroir of the grape varieties. Mandois’ wines also show great richness on the palate and long-lasting aromas on the finish. The wines develop slowly in the glass and always reveal a great generosity. Elegant, they show a long finish with impressions of fluidity, roundness and finesse.