An interview with Étienne Calsac
Tell us about your estate and winery.
I founded the winery in 2010. My family was not into wine, but since I had the chance of getting back some vineyards, I decided to start, even from scratch. This is something really unusual here in Champagne.
What is the style of your wines?
Our champagne are essentially blanc de blancs, from the Côte des Blancs, whose main features are precision and freshness, counterbalanced with a good minerality and elegance.
Past, Present and Future
I write my future every day. Our property evolves, we are creating new blends and wines. This is an endless creative job, but I must admit, I love experimenting and creating new cuvées.
Something about yourself?
I hate sliced almonds on my "île flottante". In other words: I love simplicity and transparency.
What are you the most proud of?
Where can we find your wines?
My wines are present in 25 countries. Here some of the places where you can find them:
Le George V, Paris
Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Restaurants Pierre Gagnaire, worldwide locations
Assiette Champenoise, Reims
Hôtel Le Chambard, Kaysersberg
Arpège Maison de Cuisine, Paris
La Dame de Pic, Paris, London, Singapore Capsule - Bar à Champagne, Wien
Soils: chalk, clay-limestone
Cultivated grape sorts: mainly Chardonnay; in the Aube Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier, Arbanne
Annual production: 35 000 bottles
Champagne Etienne Calsac
The future of Blanc de Blancs