Domaine Déhu Père et Fils was founded in 1787 and is currently run by the eighth generation; Benoit, after an experience at Bollinger, returns to his family's Domaine and with its a strong vision of the future projects the company towards organic viticulture. The Domaine has very solid roots that allow Benoit to manage both the managerial part and cultivate his own passion for a natural product without the use of chemicals.
Benoit processes a plot of 1.70 hectares of selected Pinot Meunier vineyards using biodynamic and artisanal methods: uses horses, follows the phases of the moon, harvests only in the morning and in five phases to obtain maximum maturity, squeezes the juice from a small press of 2000 kg. From these vineyards is produced a single vintage champagne "Cuvée La Rue des Noyers" that Benoit bottles with its own label.
This wine matures in oak barrels that come from the trees of nearby Fossoy forest. From the same plot Benoit produces a red and white Coteaux Champenois, all three references are composed of 100% of Pinot Meunier. Benoit focused on the project to obtain high quality grapes that can be the basis of his work by intervening as little as possible and following his own inspiration and a desire to better interpret what nature has to offer.
The style of Benoit wines is intense, energetic with a fine minerality and a seductive aroma of white flowers. Although its production is minimal, only 2,400 bottles, its wines are finding the enthusiasm of enthusiasts and place Benoit as a reference point to look at in one of the most dynamic and growing regions in France.