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Husband and wife team Roland Piollot and Dominique Moreau farm 8.5ha of vines that have been passed down through Roland's family. If Dominique's name sounds familiar, that is because she is also the founder and winemaker of Champagne Marie Courtin, based in the same village in the the Côte des Bars, Polisot. After Dominique's success making meticulously crafted, biodynamic Champage at her own estate, her husband, Roland, convinced her to help farm and make wine from his own old family property following the same farming principles and dedication to quality. Over the years, the vines have been replanted through massale selections to create a diverse array of plantings, including a small amount of Pinot Blanc. The wines ferment in stainless steel with wild yeasts and go through full malo before the second fermentation in bottle. Champs Rayes is 100% Chardonnay from a blend of two different vineyards - one in Polisot, and the other in nearby Noé les Mallets, where the vineyard is named Champ Rayé after the striped soil due to two different colors of marl terroir. The resulting Champagne is a fine, elegant and rich wine of incredible finesse.