In 1873, Edmond Barnaut married Apolline Godmé-Barancourt, a descendant of a very old winegrowing family from Bouzy. A wine broker and winemaker, he decided the following year, in 1874, to do for himself what he did for the well-known wine merchants of Reims and Epernay by making his first bottles and creating his own brand. His first cuvée, the Grande Réserve, which made him a pioneer winemaker in "manipulation", is still made today.
Almost a century and a half later, with Philippe and Laurette Secondé, the fifth generation still maintains the founder's philosophy: "to reveal all the richness that nature allows to express" on this superb estate classified Grand Cru.
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