Established in 1964, the Hébrart domaine has built a reputation as one of the finest producers in the Grand Vallée. Jean-Paul Hébrart has been the head winemaker since taking over for his father in the mid-1990’s and has shifted the focus of the estate to highlighting the individual parcels of old vines located in the estate owned vineyards within the Grand Cru sites in Aÿ, Avize, Chouilly and Oiry as well as their holding in the Premier Cru’s Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Avenay, Val d’Or and Bisseuil. Each of these parcels are vinified separately in order to understand what each site’s particular vintage has to say. These are champagnes of great consistency and quality.
Mes Favorites is 75% PN from Mareuil, 25% Chardonnay also from Mareuil. Old vines, massale selection. It’s from his favorite parcels in Mareuil, and is intended as a tribute to its terroir. It has a truly noble PN fragrance, leading to an utter masterpiece of weightless concentration, as huge and yet as penetrable as a cumulous cloud. Mareuil is clearly great but it’s also somewhat inscrutable; it has some of the malt of Aÿ, some mirabelle
confiture, an almost gingery spice and top notes of chalk. This wine has great, gossamer opulence.