Founded in 1912 by the Lhôpital family, the Telmont Champagne House benefited from a succession of visionary generations who all shared a passion for the terroirs of Champagne. In 2020, the French group, Rémy Cointreau, joined the Telmont adventure and the partners share a common ambition that is to preserve the terroirs by practicing organic methods and consolidating a large-scale sustainable project. It is indeed the house’s innovative approach that led Leonardo DiCaprio to join Telmont as a shareholder. Bertrand Lhôpital remains both the Cellar Master and vineyard manager and thus guarantees the quality of centuries’ worth of family know-how.
Maison Telmont spreads across 24.5 hectares in Damery, near Épernay in the Champagne region. Since 2017, some of the Maison Telmont parcels are certified in organic farming. In 2022, the Telmont Champagne House will practice organic farming methods on half of its land.
Vinothèque 1985 is a rare particularly unique champagne in its style. This champagne has been aged for 35 years. It has a deep and intense color and presents aromas of date and jujube on the nose, which marks its singularity from the very beginning. On the palate, smooth aromas of apricot, prune and compote will be ideal for a food pairing with Bellota for example.
Vinification and aging
Vinothèque 1985 follows the Champagne region’s classic vinification process in stainless steel vats and with no malolactic fermentation.This champagne was disgorged in 2021, following a 35-year aging period.
The dosage of this champagne is 4.2 grams/litre.
Chardonnay (5%) and Pinot Meunier (95%).