Situated in the southernmost part of Champagne, Serge Mathieu is one of the region’s leading small growers. The Mathieus have lived in Avirey-Lingey since at least the mid-18th century, building up a vineyard that now covers some 30 acres. Today more than 100,000 bottles of their Champagne are sold per year, 80% of them on the export market. The vineyards are sustainably farmed by Serge’s son in law, Michel Jacob, and daughter Isabelle.
In just 40 years, Serge Mathieu has managed to forge a style that places it among the best producers from the Aube. Michel and Isabelle are some of our most meticulous producers and their wines are cellared for three to five years before release. This extra ageing – which is an unusual practice for small producers – enables them to use very low dosage levels, thus preserving the purity and elegance of the natural fruit flavours.