Artéis & Co is a project born from a team of vignerons who left Perrier Jouet to deliver a range of Champagnes that are truly world class. Lead Chef de Cave is Fabien Gay, working alongside experienced winemaker Jean-Philippe Diot. Their mission is to produce exceptional, artisanal Champagnes celebrating the craftsmanship and creativity of winemakers.
They are based in Vinay, just next to the Premier Cru villages and source small batches from the best Grand Cru and premier vineyards managed by artisans-vignerons. The wine then goes ‘under cork’, which is to say that it has undergone its second fermentation in the bottle but is yet to be disgorged and given its dosage. Sugar and SO2 levels are kept to an absolute minimum for a pure, natural expression of Champagne.
The style of Arteis is intensity, elegance and minerality, with grip and length on the palate. There is plenty of richness and weight, but these are primarily wines of finesse and vitality and the extended period on the lees brings plenty of depth and savoury complexity.
Jancis Robinson MW had a lot to say on the wines: “Arteis is a new name in champagne, applied to specially selected parcels of mature artisan Champagnes disgorged recently. This one spent 11 years on it’s lees (yeast), was made in the most glamourous vintage of the past decade and is a (relative) bargain”.
**We have a current project to offer bespoke bottles, labels and your own disgorgement profile, with a minimum order quantity of only 300 bottles. Please contact us to arrange a tasting and trip to the cave in France, if interested.**