Jacques and Amaury Beaufort.
You will find Champagne André Beaufort in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay, on the south eastern tip of the Montagne de Reims, where the Pinot Noir grape produces some of the best wines in the entire Champagne region.
In 1969, following problems to Jacques Beaufort’s health caused by the chemicals and herbicides used for producing the grapes, he decided to radically change his method of farming.
From then on his goal was to totally convert from conventional to organic viticulture, leaving his wine on the lees as long as possible and using his own natural products, including compost made on site. Today he is one of the leaders in Champagne's biodynamic movement.
Jacques is just as happy explaining the designs of his tractor and how it helps him to protect the vines as he is encouraging us to taste his wines. In addition, he continues to disgorge their wines by hand down in the cellar, not to be fashionable, but so that he can get one last look at the wine before it goes on sale.
Nowadays his second eldest son, Amaury, seen here with his father, runs the vineyard
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