Pierre Péters is a sixth-generation family-run House run by oenologist-winemaker Rodolphe Péters. Located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The house has over 19 hectares planted to Chardonnay, which thrives in the chalky soils of the region, producing elegant, refined and mineral blanc de blancs that respect their terroir.
With vineyards also in Oger, Avize and Cramant all just south of Épernay, Pierre Péters takes deep care of their prized vineyards. Adopting sustainable farming practices to protect and promote the good health of their soils in turn producing exceptional grapes which are hand-harvested and pressed slowly. Vinification takes place in small batches; allowing the distinctive minerality of their cuvées to shine.
Pierre Péters crown jewel ‘Les Chétillons’, a single vineyard vintage wine, also known as a “lieu-dit” or literally, named place. However, my favourite is Cuvée Extra Brut, a very low dosage version of the Cuvee de Réserve. Cuvée Extra Brut is a vintage wine, the blend is sourced from across their four Grand Cru vineyard sites and its dry style leaves you coveting for the next sip.
Rodolphe Péters grows exceptional Chardonnay grapes and produces pristine, briny, mineral-driven wines that are perfect for pairing with robustly flavoured summer menus.