The Monmarthe family has been living in Ludes since 1737 and has been owning agricultural lands and vineyards. Everything begins in 1930. Ernest Monmarthe decides to create his own champagne: Champagne Ernest Monmarthe. The production is very low and the agriculture is the main income of the family. Thanks to Leon and his wife Anne-Marie, Champagne Monmarthe develops and the house is getting bigger. In 1960, the production reaches 60,000 bottles. When Guy Monmarthe arrives in the company, it is the beginning of a period of modernisation and commercial development. In 1990, Jean-Guy arrives in the estate to run it with his father. It also marks the arrival of new tanks and the market opens to export market. Today the house is run by Jean-Guy Monmarthe, the 6th generation.
Champagne Monmarthe is very proud to belong to the great family of the wine growers. Far from noise and light, we leave the bottles rest for a long time. From 3 to 5 years for non vintage wines, More than 6 years for the vintage wines, the wine is ageing slowly in bottles in the familial cellar. The blooming of aromas and perfumes is on process. Alchemy between different grapes, years and terroirs. A unique know how for a unique creation. Essential moment in the work of the wine grower The birth of a style and the soul of Monmarthe Champagne.On April 20th, 2014, Champagne Monmarthe has been awarded with the Certificate of High Environmental Value for its whole vineyard. This distinction is given in tribute of the efforts and results got by Jean-Guy Monmarthe and for the respect of his terroir.
The vineyards are divided in 22 plots with 35% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. The whole domain belongs to the Monmarthe family, six generations have been working in the preservation of this terroir. The major part of the domain of Monmarthe is located in Ludes (15 ha), classified village (Premier Cru) in the heart of the “Montagne de Reims”. 2 ha are located in Taissy, 1er cru village (this plot is used for a special vintage).