As a blended rosé, or a “rosé d’assemblage”, this Champagne Brut Rosé 1er Cru Marc Hébrart is a blend of white juice from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Champagne vineyards, with a small proportion of red wine made from Pinot Noir in Mareuil-sur-Ay; prior to the secondary fermentation in the bottle. Known as Mareuil Rouge, it is an outstanding contributor to the blend and makes for a very serious gastronomic Champagne. Champagne Brut Rosé 1er Cru Marc Hébrart has spent 25 months on its lees, enhancing its texture and fragrance.
Marc Hébrart practices sustainable viticulture, keeping chemical treatments to the strict minimum on the vines which have an average age of 30 years old. The vineyards comprise calcareous chalk soils.
Marc Hébrart and his wife started making Champagne in 1963, adding to the land little by little due to the high price of land in Champagne. In 1983, their son Jean-Paul started his own small production. In 1997 the family parent’s and son’s Champagne Hebrart merged together, making Jean-Paul the director of the company. Their land now covers 15.5 hectares, over 68 plots spread across the two Marne’s River banks. On the right bank (Côtes des Blancs), Hébrart Grand Cru terroirs of Avize, Oiry and Chouilly are producing fine, ripe and mineral Chardonnays. On the left bank (Vallée de la Marne and Montagne de Reims) Aÿ, Mareuil-sur- Aÿ, Bisseuil and Avenay-Val-d’Or are Premier Cru terroirs producing juicy and structured Pinot Noirs. This diversity and owned supply allows Jean-Paul, to create very precise cuvées controlling the grape quality from growing to winemaking. In the vineyard, natural methods are used rather than insecticides. In 2014 Hébrart was quoted as being among the 100 Best Wine Producers in the World by Wine&Spirits Magazine.