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 eight 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 Épernay. The domaine’s overall production is tiny, as grapes from five of these eight 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.