Champagne Barons de Rothschild

From the three branches of the Rothschild family sprang an ambition: to achieve great things, as they always have done in their respective fields. To combine the best terroirs with their know-how for a purpose: Barons de Rothschild Champagne. Drawing on their experience in the world of wine, the Barons de Rothschild have again achieved excellence. What could be more natural than for them to create a fine wine and for an illustrious newcomer to take its place in the ranks of Champagne? The three branches of the Rothschild family have joined forces with Champagne families whose passion, for generations, has been to produce exceptional wines. This unusual alliance offers every assurance of a fine product, through shared know-how that guarantees top-quality craftsmanship in the purest of traditions. Driven by passion and boldness, the art of inventiveness is a source of achievement. Barons de Rothschild Champagnes celebrate the solemnity and uniqueness of the great moments of success.

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HISTORY

The three branches of the Rothschild family have come together and given rise to a single ambition: produce a magnificent achievement as each has always done in their respective fields. To create Champagne Barons de Rothschild, the Rothschild family has put together the best terroirs and added their savoir-faire. Drawing from the experience in the sphere of wine, the Barons de Rothschild have once again created excellence. The advent of Champagne Barons de Rothschild, which adds an illustrious reference to the world of Champagne, could be nothing less than purely and simply great. The three branches of the Rothschild family have allied forces with Champagne families whose life’s work has been to create outstanding products.

Vision, spirit of enterprise and excellence are the signature of one name only: Rothschild. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the dynasty was born in Germany in 1744. The dynasty has since given rise to seven generations of men and women of exception, acutely aware of the issues of their time. Driven by the passion to innovate the perform, they have consistently played a vital role in building European intellectual, scientific, cultural and financial assets.

TERROIR

Everything starts in the heart of the renowned Grands Blancs vineyards, a part of the Champagne region where Chardonnay has pride of place. The painstaking care lavished on each Barons de Rothschild Champagne reflects an exceptional commitment to quality that gives them such rarity value. The process is long and demanding. Great expertise produces wines that are in the image of the Rothschild name. Creativity has always been encouraged in the family. So each wine may be considered as a work of art, constructed day after day to achieve the ultimate balance that is the hallmark of great Champagne. Just like two centuries ago, each bottle rests in cellars hewn out of the rock where darkness and silence reign in respect for the fine champagne in the making.

PEOPLE

Frédéric Mairesse is an expert connoisseur of Champagne houses and wine. An INSEAD business school graduate, he spent several years at Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné and at the Châtea La Lagune as Managing Director. This position offered him privileged insight into the making of La Chapelle, the famous Hermitage wine named best wine on several occasions.

Previously, he spent 12 years overseeing projects in the leading Champagne houses. As Production Director, from vine to dispatch, for Maison Pommery, he also supervised part of the Operation Department for Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot (LVMH). His career as a wine engineer began during the two years he spent with Lanson/Pommery (Danone), then with Seagram, working on the Mumm and Perrier Jouët brands for five years.