Terroir & Blending
Rare Champagne transforms the obstacles of nature into an unrivalled champagne. Each Rare Millésime is born from the struggle with nature. For instance, Rare Millésime 1976 was created after an exceptional drought, Rare Millésime 1985 following a terrible black frost.
As the guardian of the Rare Champagne style, cellarmaster Régis Camus selects the vineyards according to their expression rather than their rank in the scale of Premiers and Grand Crus. This uncommon blending approach contributes to the complex, distinguished, and yet pure style of Rare Champagne.
Camus thinks outside the box to create an emblematic silky texture and an endless freshness for Rare Champagne. His unconventional selection of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims, a region famous for Pinot Noir, give an incredible, endless freshness and precise minerality. He prefers the Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims (for instance Verzy or Aÿ) for their sheer intensity and powerful silky texture.