Champagne Suenen

Champagne Suenen is a small family property of just 1.5 hectares located in the grand cru village of Cramant, where some of Champagne's finest chardonnay is grown. Aurélien Suenen is the new generation of the family to take over and he has done so with energy and vigour. Since 2008 he has worked hard on improving the soils and vineyards by reducing the use of herbicides and chemicals. As a result the grapes are becoming healthier and healthier.

The speciality here is Blanc de Blancs made in a style which rests its quality on purity, breadth and softness. The techniques are fairly traditional though Aurélien unusually uses a small amount of wood in the ageing of the wines which enhances texture and palate weight.