The house of Pierre Gerbais was founded in 1930, situated in the Côte des Bar, on the sunny slopes of the Vallée de L'Ource, the most southern point of Champagne.
Champagne Pierre Gerbais is so far under the radar that even fellow Celles-sur-Source producer Cedric Bouchard didn't know about the family estate's treasure trove of old pinot blanc vines. Bouchard himself proudly makes a Champagne from 30-year-old pinot blanc and was shocked to hear that Pascal Gerbais has the most pinot blanc in Champagne, including a plot planted in 1904 that produces fruit for a unique champagne called L'Originale.
News Magazine Le Point featured Gerbais in an article about pinot blanc, which covers just 100 hectares in Champagne, including 80ha in the Aube: "Only a handful of passionate winemakers make a modern pinot blanc. Pascal Gerbais, with 4ha of his 18ha planted to this grape, is a pioneer. For 10 years he has been making a 100% pinot blanc and his fans snap up the 3,000 bottles produced each year."
Gerbais said he originally didn't think he would make the wine each year "but the finesse, the accents of yellow fruit, plum and peach - are appealing and every year it has delivered"