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Brand: Champagne Charles Orban
The Orban family has been growing grapes in Troissy, a village on the left bank of the Marne, upstream from Dormans, since 1770. Troissy’s vineyard covers 331 hectares, mostly planted with Pinot Meunier (86%). Pinot Noir and Chardonnay represent 8% and 6% respectively. This region is in fact recognized for its Pinot Meunier, but our estate’s vineyard has the privilege of cultivating the three types of grape in order to ensure the authenticity of our vintages. Towards the end of the 1950s, soon after he got married, Charles Orban left the Troissy cooperative and decided to produce his own champagne and sell it under his own name. He even went as far as preparing his grafts himself. In about 1960, Charles bought a press and built a fermenting room to become completely independent and able to create a HOUSE STYLE. Over the years, from 1949 until the present day, production has increased from 800 to 200,000 bottles. At the end of the 20th century, the house was sold to a champagne family that has managed to preserve and perpetuate Orban family tradition.