Olivier Horiot

Olivier Horiot

Olivier Horiot

Champagne

Les Riceys

Olivier Horiot was a young man when he took over the estate of his father Serge in 1999. He immediately started using organic and some biodynamic practices and reoriented the winemaking to being more terroir-focused.

In order to make the Rosé des Riceys, Olivier does a very strict selection of grapes from two separate sights – en Valingrain and en Barmont – vinifying them separately. The wines start with about 10% of the grapes that are foot-trodden at the bottom of the cuve, then whole bunches are added. Macerations usually last 5-6 days with pumping over twice a day. After the wine is racked into older barrels, it remains there for a few years before being bottled without fining or filtration.

The Côte des Bar is the southern-most part of the Champagne region, where the slopes are blessed with the Portlandian formation of Kimmeridgian chalk, that same great stuff that is the foundation of the finest Chablis and Sancerre. Except here the idea was to plant Pinot Noir on these chalky slopes, do a long maceration, often using whole bunches, and then age it a few years (at least 3) before release – not exactly your average deck wine

Winemaker

Olivier Horiot

Country

France

Wine Region

Côte-des-Bars, Champagne

Town

Les Riceys

Main Grapes

Arbane, Petit Meslier, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir

Farming

Organic, Biodynamic, No additives

Vineyard

8.7 ha

First Vintage

2000

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DELIVERY INFORMATION

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