When we first met Etienne (nearly a decade ago now!), he had just returned home from travelling and was beginning to make the Champagnes for which he is now so highly regarded. So, we’re pleased to see him honoured recently with a two-page feature in L’Obs – the French magazine with a circulation of nearly half a million readers, which followed a page on him the month before in Revue du Vin de France.
There’s absolutely no doubt that Etienne’s beautiful Cotes des Blancs Champagnes are very much in the vinous spotlight – and deservedly so
Etienne is based in Avize and has vines there and in Bisseuil in the Grand Valee de la Marne from which he produces dazzling, crystalline Champagne. His most recent project was to convert a piece of land behind his grandparents’ home into Champagne’s newest officially recognised grand cru Clos. Production of the grand cru, named Clos Maladries, is tiny and is set to become a cult Champagne.