Established in 1935, Champagne Fluteau is one of the oldest family-owned and operated wineries in the Aube region of Champagne. Currently run by Thierry, Jennifer, and their son, Jeremy Fluteau, it produces small quantities of estate-grown and produced Champagnes. The smaller Champagne houses have recently been recognized internationally because of their dedication to producing high quality, hand crafted Champagnes that truly reflects the unique soils and climates of the region. At Champagne Fluteau, the emphasis is one of quality, not quantity, and each bottle reflects that dedication. Their vineyards are situated in the Aube region of Champagne in the Cote de Bars district. The unique clay-based soil of this region is ideal for Pinot Noir; however, tucked away are areas where Chardonnay thrives. The vineyards all have southern and southwestern exposures to capture the sometimes elusive ripeness that is not easily found in the Champagne region. The focus is on sustainable agriculture with organic fertilizers and zero use of chemical herbicides or pesticides. The grapes are all hand harvested and sorted to ensure that the grapes arrive at the press in pristine condition. By combining ancient traditions and modern technology, the Fluteau family brilliantly captures the true essence of Champagne.