Champagne Taittinger along with their UK partner Hatch Mansfield Ltd and friends have set up Domaine Evremond, purchasing 69 hectares of farmland at Selling Court Farm in Kent. 40 hectares of this will be planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to produce English Sparkling Wine.
Two years after the first plantings at Domaine Evremond’s vineyard site in Chilham, Kent, Champagne Taittinger shares news that the journey continues – with a further 8.5 hectares of vines planted in May 2019. Christelle Rinville, viticulturist for Champagne Taittinger, oversaw the new plantings at the site in south-east England. These latest plantings upon former arable land, with chalk soil and south-facing slopes, comprise Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%), bringing the total area under vine at Domaine Evremond to 28.5 hectares.