About This Project
The genesis of a project…
…when an history, a quest for excellence engenders a project of women and men around the creation of a new Champagne brand that is in the best of French tradition!
During his various trips to meet the French people, Prince Henri of Orléans had the opportunity to meet, along with Princess Micaela, many people who loved their land, their terroir, proud of their profession … winegrowers are part of it.
It is the meeting of people passionate about the work of vines and wine, that this project of a new brand of Champagne was born, a brand created by Epicureans for epicureans in love with excellence, tradition.
Champagne is one of those wines that we share with happiness to celebrate the good moments of life, share a moment of conviviality with friends …
In addition, the history of wines coincides with that of the Kings of France and the Royal family…
Since the eleventh century in France, wines were to be found on the tables of the kings. They were whether from Burgundy or from Loire (were are located the castles of Blois, Chambord, Ambroise and Azay-le-Rideau that used to host the royal family). Some wines from the country of the Rhone and that of Navarre were not left aside. The splendour of the Court life and the refinement of culinary arts impacted on wines from Orléans, Touraine and Anjou.
In the 17th century, by the advent of Louis 14th, champagne got nicknamed « le vin des sacres » (« the wine of coronation of the Kings »). From this time on, it was never absent from the table of the Court.
The spread of Champagne all over Europe thanks to a Royal Decree…
The Champagne wines trade increased and spread thanks to a royal decree enacted on May 25th 1728.
According to this decree, Louis 15th authorized the shipping of sparkling wines into baskets of 50 to 100 pieces… Some kind of revolution !
As a matter of fact, formerly bottles were intended for local consumption, for they were too fragile to travel.
Both recent improvements in glassware (that improved the resistance of bottles) and the 1728 royal decree paved the way to a wide spread of wines over the borders of Champagne.
The nice time of the champagne was born!