Pierre Péters is a small family-run estate located in the center of the Côte des Blancs region, in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. The Péters family has been growing Chardonnay and producing Blanc de Blancs Champagne since 1919, releasing their first vintage under the family name in 1944.
The wines come exclusively from their own vineyards and currently operate just over 18 hectares of chardonnay, mainly located in the communes of Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant.
The Peters family has developed from generation to generation, its own selection of grapes (mass selection) and have been able to maintain and age vineyards which are now 30-year old on average. Each year, in respect to the environment, adapt their cultivation methods to obtain healthy grapes to express more precisely the richness, subtlety and the elegance of the great “terroirs” (soils) of the Côte des Blancs. The hillside vines are oriented to the east, protecting them against the westerly winds with sustainable farming methods used to produce the best grapes; respecting land, environment and nature.
The flagship of the range, refers to a beautiful “lieu-dit”, a place close to the Grand Cru village of le Mesnil sur Oger. With three plots of old vines (aged over 45 years), acquired in 1930. Each parcel is vinified separately and blended to produce a single vineyard vintage. All the power and the minerality of Mesnil’s calcareous soil is expressed in this wine has now been produced since 1971. A reputation that has surpassed their borders when Michael Edwards himself described The Les Chétillons as “one of the most beautiful pieces of land of Champagne”.