Champagne Haumont & Fils : A legacy of over 300 harvests
A long history of family winemaking
« Over 300 hundred years ago, in Champagne, Jacques Haumont took up his father Charles’ passion to become a winemaker himself. Out of devotion for the hillsides where he grew up, he chose to marry on Saint Vincent’s day, the wine grower’s patron, on January 22nd, 1714.
Since then, each generation has followed in his path. »
As Vineyard owner, Haumont & Fils has, at its heart, the constant improvement of the art of grape growing and wine making, aiming for nothing short of excellence.
Our devotion to the land is bottled in each of our wines
Haumont & Fils wine making is first and foremost about bringing together the pure, elegant and fresh aromas of the chardonnay grapes grown on the hills of the Côte de Blancs, where lies the house of the Haumont & Fils estate.
The wines are assembled according to long-standing traditions, the vines are grown with great care, and the work remains manual; in particular, grapes are still hand-picked. Haumont & Fils is an exclusive winery, a secret which embodies a legacy and stands for an unequalled know-how that endured through centuries.
Insiders consider Haumont & Fils to be the symbol of deep experience and authentic passion for champagne. Throughout centuries, Haumont & Fils has built a vineyard estate of outstanding quality, most of vines planted by family members themselves.
Interview of Mr. Julien Haumont – Owner
Question 1: Do you already export to Asia ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Asia ?
We are just starting to export to Asia. We are looking for importers or distributors of excellent wines who will share our philosophy of champagne. We only sell a few tens of thousands of bottles per year. Some of our champagnes are produced in 300 or 1714 units, only the great years, and all are numbered. Our customers must therefore be adapted to our production.
Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?
Our Champagnes? Only Premier and Grand Cru, all vintages, only the first juices, from lands a few hundred meters apart, but so different.
As grower champagne, we want to produce the best champagne but more important the ultimate expression of the terroir. At the opposite end of the Champagne blending philosophy, the grapes used for each wine grow on a single vineyard plot (maybe 2 or 3 very close) and the wines are a unique combination of this vineyard plot, its climate and the work of a man. Grapes are of course hand-picked, and each cluster passes through the expert hands of the family.
For example, my family has owned the land of “Les Lionnais” for centuries. The wine from this plot of land is only produced during exceptionally good years and is limited to a few thousand individually numbered bottles. 1714 bottles of the 2014 vintage are available.
Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years?
Our development is limited since we only sell what we produce. Today our French clientele is aging and it seems important to us to diversify internationally. Our goal is to increase the part of export to 50% of our sales in the next 4 years.
Thank you Mr. Julien Haumont for your time and answers !
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