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OUR STORY

close-knit family, two brothers sharing a common vision and then passing on their

values to the next generation, all this and more makes up the story of Champagne Huré-Fréres: started just over 50 years ago and still very much a family business.Today Raoul Huré and his two sons, Francois and Pierre invite you to discover their maison at Ludes in the Montagne de Reims.

 

What we believe in : Champagne is a patchwork quilt of different terroirs with each Village, each slope and eachplot of land offering its own unique aromatic profile.

Everything we do is designed not only to respect these differences but to express them as much as possible.

When it comes to our Winemaking we select only the finest grapes so as to make champagnes that are complex and elegant: a living reflection, in fact, of the soil from which they are born.

Different yet unique, our champagnes are waiting to be discovered by lovers of fine Wine everywhere

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THE PEOPLE

1978

 

 

 

 

Œnology

1985

 

 

 

 

Engineer viticulture

1951

 

 

 

 

The winemaker

CHAMPAGNE HURÉ-FRÈRES

CHAMPAGNE GEORGES HURÉ

1947

 

 

 

 

Œnology

MARC

1978

 

 

 

 

Winegrower

MATTHIEU

2008

 

 

 

 

 

ANSELME

1918-2012

JEANNE

1911-2001

 

GEORGES

2010

 

 

 

 

 

LOUIS

1951-2007

 

 

 

 

The administrative

JEAN-MARIE

RESPECT FOR

THE EARTH

Aware of the environmental footprint we leave, when producing a premium Champagne, we have chosen to make use of environmentally sustainable farming practices. We feel that there are three main areas of importance, namely: the terroir, the surrounding vegetation / plant life and the varying climatic conditions.

These methods help to maintain the quality of the soil andencourage the growth of Vines that produce healthy, ripe and balanced grapes, which are crucial to producing our high-quality champagne.

  • Use of organic composts
  • Minimal tillage of the soil
  • Maintenance of natural groundcover
  • Careful pruning, and pruning method adapted to each Vine
  • Constant and meticulous observation on our vines
  • Meticulous thinning of the plants and canopy management

THE TERROIRS

LUDES 1ER CRU

 

Located east of the Montagne de Reims, this is Where you will find the majority of our Vineyards. It is comprised of predominantly calcareous clay soil of the secondary period (cretaceous). Traces of cuisien soil is located closer to the foot of the hill.

The wines produced from this village possess elegance and finesse, and have proven to age well.

 

 

VILLEDOMMANGE 1ER CRU

 

Located west of the Montagne de Reims, Villedommange is rich in soils of the tertiary period. This soil is comprised of graveluches (a mix of limestone and clay) and sand. At the top of the hill, the soils are more clayey; chalk is still present, but at a greater depth. This specific terroir provides us with consistently well-balanced

grapes that yield charming wines with roundness and aromas of yellow-fleshed fruits. We find these grapes ideal for NV crus.

 

BROUILLET ET SERZY ET PRIN

 

Located in the Ardre Valley these three terroirs are situated closely together. As the valley possesses a slightly cooler climate than the aforementioned Vineyards and therefore ripen later, we are able to harvest Ludes and Villedommange at optimal

maturity and these vineyards after. Like Villedommange, this soil is also of the tertiary period, and likewise made up of clay and sand with chalk beneath. The wines produced from this valley reflect a unique freshness, and carry the distinct aromas of peach, pear and citrus.

 

VAVRAY LE GRAND

 

Our most southern vineyard (in the Vitriat) is also the youngest, established in the 1990's. Set on a hard chalk vein from the secondary period, the weak soils of this vineyard are ideal for growing chardonnay. Wines from Vavray are characterised by marked minerality, and are fresh and well-balanced with robust full aromas.

We liken our winemaking to that of a river. It starts upstream in the vineyards and flows downstream into the cellar.Our winemaking is a continuous flow of processes and procedures. Another important factor that we take into consideration of is the preservation of the various 'grape personalities'.

 

 

 

 

THE VINIFICATION

Over time, we find them to be rich, balanced and fruity. By means of environmentally sustainable farming practices, the grapes are given the opportunity to express their various personalities and reach their full dynamism within a relatively short period of time.

 

 

 

It is these personalities that are nurtured by

our team, to produce a high quality Champagne, clearly evident in the colour, on the nose and on the pallet.

"For Us each year is a new year".

 

Quantities may vary from year to year, which is dependant on a number of factors. For us, being able to adapt according to the vintage is vital and picking depends on the maturity of the grapes from the various villages and blocks. Our desire to produce champagnes with character drives us to vinify each village, each varietal and each parcel (where the size of the parcels allow it) separately. Making distinctive wines from a wide variety of terroirs is, in our opinion, fundamental to guaranteeing the regularity, finesse and precision of our blends.

 

 

The regularity and continuity of our blends can also be attributed to our reserve Wines. Since we began to make wine, we’ve continuously maintained our stock of these reserve wines, which are the « memory of the winery ». These reserves, stored in oak vats and in tanks, are blended with the wines from each harvest using the solera process. We use this process primarily for our reserve blend “L’Invitation”. The aging of our champagnes on the lees (or yeast sediment) in our cellars allows them to mature before they’re sold.

Both the number of years for which the bottles are aged on the lees and the conditions in which they’re kept influence the quality of our wines. We do our best to adapt the aging of each blend according to its potential, ensuring that your champagne will always be ready to drink when you buy it. As such, the Brut Réserve “Invitation” will age for on average 2 years, while the Sélection“L’Instantanée” will stay in the cellars for five.

"WE ARE PRECISE, RIGOROUS AND RESPECTFUL OF OUR TERROIRS"

VINTAGES

INATTENDUE

 

 

INVITATION

 

 

EXTRA-BRUT

 

 

TERRE NATALE

INSTANTANÉE

 

 

INSOUCIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

MÉMOIRE

OUR AWARDS

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CONTACT US

+33(0) 3 26 61 11 20

 

contact@champagne-hure-freres.com

 

2, Impasse Carnot 51500 Ludes

FRANCE

 

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