The Breton fils maison is in Congy, a little city thirty minutes far from Epernay, between the Côte des Blancs and Sézannais vineyards.
The story begins in 1945 when Olivette and Ange Breton decided to produce and sell their own champagne. They started with 5 acres of vineyard and produced only 300 bottles. Since then, through gradual purchase, development and expansion, the property has grown. Nowadays, thanks to their 17 hectares of vineyards, they are able to produce 160.000 bottles per year.
The cellars, typically from the Champagne region, represent a surface area of about 1200 meters square. The traditional cellars have been hand-hewn from the stone by Ange Breton over the last 60 years and they fulfill all the necessary conditions to allow their vintages to mature happily.
Being Producer-Worker, patience and rigor are for them key words. The know-how of Champagne Breton Fils has been handed down from generation to generation. Their estate house has incontrovertibly considered as part of the first Producer-Workers of Champagne. The quality and diversity of vineyards and the excellence of their methods, respecting the wine making, are definitely seductive.
Over the years Breton family has been seeking to diversify the origin of their vintages to make champagnes.
The production comes from the vines of the following villages:
Coteaux du Sézannais: 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir;
Côte des Blancs: 50% Pinot Meunier and 50% Pinot Noir;
Petite Vallée de la Marne: 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier and 33% Chardonnay;
Vallée de la Marne: 50% Pinot Meunier and 50% Pinot Noir.