History of the Domain

Alexis Roger started making wine in 1876. At the beginning of the twentieth century, his very enterprising grandson Henri already owned its own press, a still for distillation, and had installed electricity!
Horses, precious help in the vineyards, worked alongside the men throughout the ages, but in 1960, André, replaced them by mechanical help by building its own vineyard tractor alone.
Generations have followed each other, breaking up the plots with successive inheritances. Today, between tradition and modernity, Marie-Hélène and Jean-Pol have found the right balance to produce and sell their own bottles, sold mostly in France, and also abroad.

Vineyards

Ay is located in the Grande Vallée de la Marne, on white chalk soil with belemnite fossils, or on calcareous and sedimentary soils.
Most of our vineyards are listed as Grand Cru 100%.
Its total area is 5.5 hectares (14 acres), spread over 19 plots; their ages range from 10 to 45 years.
The vineyards are planted with Pinot Noir for 4.6 hectares (11.5 acres) and with Chardonnay for 0.9 hectares (2.25 acres).
The average yields depend on the varietals, the plots and the years, between 45 and 65 hectolitres per hectare.