QUALITY AT THE HEART OF WINEMAKING
Xavier Loriot Champagne demands precision and expertise at the crucial pressing stage. To ensure complete control, Xavier bought a latest-generation 6,000 kg Diemme press in 2003. The first of its kind in the world, this pneumatic closed tank press produces the best possible quality juice, limiting waste thanks to full control of the pressing force.
At grape harvest time, Charlène and Xavier each go to different plots on the estate to coordinate the best time for picking the grapes. To ensure equivalent quality between one year and another, selection operates depending on the type of soil and the grape variety.
Once the juice has been extracted, each batch of must is rated depending on its origin and the grape variety. It is given a rating of between 1 and 3. The best rating is reserved for premium quality.
CAPTURING THE ELUSIVE
When it was founded in 1981, Xavier Loriot Champagne decided to equip itself with a 120,000-litre stainless steel and enamel fermenting tank, allowing it complete freedom in designing its cuvées.
Wishing to preserve its independence from the time of its foundation, Xavier Loriot Champagne equipped itself with a 120,000-litre stainless steel fermenting tank. This precise, technical tool allows Xavier complete control of the production and quality of his wines, allowing him to express himself in each one.
ALLOWING NATURE TO EXPRESS ITSELF
Charlène regularly works with her father in constructing cuvées, choosing to let nature operate as far as possible. Alcoholic fermentation occurs naturally, allowing wines to reveal their full sensory potential. Malolactic fermentation is carried out with “house” yeasts selected by Charlène. This makes the wines more supple and rounded.
Xavier Loriot Champagne carries out all stages of winemaking as naturally as possible so that the terroir and the typical features of each grape variety are revealed. It is thanks to this commitment and an intangible strength of character that Xavier Loriot Champagne has managed to establish itself as a creator of sensations.
PROUD OF THEIR STATUS AS INDEPENDENT WINE-GROWERS
From the origins of the brand in 1891, Xavier Loriot Champagne has demanded absolute independence in making its cuvées. Thanks to the installation of his first press, Xavier can proudly boast the status of independent wine-grower. Family representatives dearly wish to preserve this status, which guarantees them complete freedom, both over their vines and the general directions of the brand.