Liberty Wines adds Champagne Pierre Péters to its portfolio
Liberty Wines have just been appointed as the agent in Ireland and UK for Pierre Péters, one of the most renowned producers of Blanc de Blancs champagnes. The domaine is based in Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, and was one of the first growers to start selling their own champagnes in 1919.
Rodolphe Péters took over the running of the family estate from his father François in 2008, having been involved in the assemblage since 2000. He initiated the house’s ‘perpetual reserve’ of reserve wines in the late 1990s. A graduate in oenology and business, Roldolphe believes that “a good winemaker must listen to his raw materials”, trusting the quality of the exceptional soils of the Côte des Blancs to bring a natural tension in his wines and therefore practising minimal intervention in the winery.
The domaine owns 82 plots over nearly 20 hectares of sustainably-managed vineyard. Sixteen hectares lie within the Côte des Blancs, primarily in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, as well as the other prized villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger and Vertus. The plots are distinguished by their soils, which range from limestone to argile à silex in composition and give very different styles of wines. The domaine also owns three hectares of vineyards near Sézanne and one in the Côte des Bars.
David Gleave MW, managing director of Liberty Wines, says: “Pierre Péters is one of Champagne’s most famed growers and we are thrilled to be able to offer their wines to our customers. Their blanc de blancs champagnes are widely regarded as among the finest produced in the region and complement perfectly our already strong Champagne portfolio.”