Cattier is a family-owned Champagne House situated in the village of Chigny-les-Roses in the Montgne de Reims, between Reims and Epernay.
The Cattier family have been vineyard owners since 1763, and started to produce champagnes under their own name in 1918.
The House remains independently-owned and run by the family with a staff of fewer than 20 people. Patriarch Jean-Jacques Cattier oversees the wine production with strictly limited annual yields.
Classified as a NM – French denomination for Négociant-Manipulant – Cattier produces its champagnes directly from its vineyards but also utilising grapes acquired from small producers, with annual sales of a million bottles, 60 % of which are exported to over 70 countries.
The family owns more than 30 ha vineyards in the Montagne de Reims part of Champagne included the prestigious Clos du Moulin, Premier Crus.
The House also produces the ultra premium Armand de Brignac champagne, born in 2006 from the resurrection of a dormant champagne name, de Brignac, and voted in a blind tasting organised by Fine Champagne Magazine as the No.1 Champagne in the world.
Chairman and CEO is Alexandre Cattier, Jean-Jacques Cattier’s son, who is also the Cellar Master of the House.
Cattier produces a number of champagnes ranging in varietal composition from 100% Chardonnay (Blanc de Blancs) to 75% dark-skinned Pinots (Noir and Meunier) and 25% Chardonnay.
Cattier’s vineyards, mainly classified as Premier Crus, stretch for more than 30 hectares and include one of Champagne’s rarest “Clos”, the Clos du Moulin.
All the vineyards are cultivated following responsible viticultural methods in order to preserve the environment and the terroir and the entire production is gradually introducing the HACCP standards.
The cellars of Cattier are one of the deepest in Champagne, providing ideal conditions for ageing with a low, constant temperature, with the vaults dug on 3 levels, each corresponding to a different architecture style, Gothic, Roman and Renaissance.
The four simple golden rules of Cattier can be tasted in every bottle: excellence, creativity, spirit of enterprise and respect.