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 1990 is a rare champagne. There are only 8000 bottles available worldwide and this champagne has been aged for thirty years.
Vinification and ageing
Vinothèque 1990 follows the Champagne region’s traditional vinification process. Riddling is carried out manually. This champagne was disgorged in 2021, following a 30-year ageing period. No malolactic fermentation was carried out.
The dosage of this champagne is 4.2 grams/litre.
Chardonnay (24%) and Pinot Meunier (76%).