The Fouquet family has farmed small parcels in Cramant, Champagne since 1885. At the helm now is 5th generation Richard Fouquet and his wife Karine (though if you were to visit you may find his grandmother keeping a watchful eye – in her mid 90’s and still sharp as a tack!).
The Fouquets farm 8 hectares, most of which are grand cru holdings from the deep chalk of Cramant and Chouilly, as well as vineyards in Mardeuil on the other side of Epernay. The domaine’s overall production is tiny, as grapes from 5 of these 8 hectares are regularly sold to the Champagne house of Laurent Perrier. Viticulture is focused on producing top quality Chardonnay from the two former villages with the rest of their holdings being Pinot Meunier from the latter. Farming is all done by hand, with aggressive pruning and low yields.
Vinification takes place in their modest home on the edge of Cramant. Mostly fermented and aged in steel, small lots are also aged in neutral cooperage and laid down in their chilly caves bored out of deep Cramant chalk.
The Cuvée Tradition is composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier, while the domaines' Grand Cru and Grand Cru vintage releases are composed of 100% Chardonnay.
Guiborat "Pur Prisme" Blanc des Blancs Grand Cru Brut Nature 2011
100% Chardonnay produced from 4 parcels in the Côte des Blancs - Grands Cru villages. Pur Prisme is the newest cuvée in the Guiborat range of Champagne, with no dosage.
Guiborat "Prisme.11" Blanc des Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 2011
100% Chardonnay produced from 4 parcels in the Côte des Blancs - Grands Cru villages. The majority of the fruit comes from the 2011 harvest, and sees very low dosage.
Guiborat Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 2009
100% Chardonnay produced from 2 parcels in the Côte des Blancs - Grands Cru villages. All of the of the fruit comes from the 2009 harvest, and ages 77 months sur lattes.
Guiborat "Le Mont Aigu" Blanc des Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 2008
100% Chardonnay produced from a single parcels in the Côte des Blancs - Grands Cru villages. All of the of the fruit comes from the 2008 harvest. Vineyard planted in 1970.