The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Champagne Guy Méa, Cuvée l’Assemblage

Champagne Guy Méa have owned vines for over a century in the South West of the Montagne de Reims, in the villages of Louvois & Bouzy (Grand Crus) and Valeurs-Mutry (Premier Cru).  The 7 hectare estate is now looked after by granddaughter, Sophie, now winemaker,  and her husband Franck Moussie. The plots are mainly limestone and clay-limestone soils with Campanian chalk. Chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are not used and they are HVE certified.

When it comes to the wine making nothing is fixed, everything is interpretation: they work on each plot, each vintage on a case-by-case basis and adapt their intervention to the vine cycle or in the winery to showcase its expression.  They still use an old ‘coquard’ press, which they say works perfectly!

Guy Mea is a hidden secret. In addition to making their own champagnes they sell juice to Pol Roger (Cuvee Winston Churchil), Louis Roderer and Gosset.

The Cuvée L’Assemblage comprises 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with 7g/L dosage. It spends 10 months in enamelled vats and almost 3 years on the lees in bottle. The greater part of Pinot Noir results in a big and powerful wine with notes of blackcurrant, bramble fruit and cherry clafoutis with a pastry base.

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We can deliver anywhere in mainland Britain from £11.95 per case.