7 August marks the official creation of the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne. The idea behind this creation rests on two strong concepts; finding both a new storage option to the benefit of grape growers, and providing them with a high-performance wine making tool. The Centre Vinicole growers supply grapes from 2,200 hectares of vines, including more than 450 located in plots that are classed Premier and Grande Cru. The vineyard covers 13 of the 17 Grands Crus in the Champagne area, 33 of the 42 Premier Crus and 190 of the 321 other crus in the appellation. The Cellar Master and his team of oenologists therefore have an incredibly rich aromatic palette at their disposal.
In 1976, French businessman, former diplomat and eternal member of the New York celebrity jetset, Nicolas Feuillatte returned to Champagne to establish this extraordinary champagne brand. In 1986 Nicolas Feuillatte forged the partnership with Centre Vinicole that has resulted in unparalleled success in the champagne market. Now distributed in over 83 countries and one of the top 3 best selling champagnes globally. Jean-Pierre Vincent - Head Winemaker. "28th June 1976 was going to become the most important day of my life as it marked my first day at the Centre Vinicole, initially on a work placement. I don't know whether this was already a sign: my professor was Mr Feuillatte and at the same time, Nicolas Feuillate himself was creating his champagne brand. In 1986 the Centre Vinicole and Nicolas Feuillatte came together to produce modern wine with a traditional soul". Jean-Pierre has always been focused on creating rich, fresh, lively champagnes.