Producers - Champagne Diogène Tissier & Fils

10, Rue du Général Leclerc
51530 Chavot-Courcourt
Phone: 0033 326 54 32 47

Established by Diogène Tissier in 1931, the grandfather of Vincent who is the current winemaker.
Price range : between 14,00 and 20,00 Euros
Hectares : together with his cousin, Vincent owns almost 9 hectares of vineyard
Grape variety : 60% Chardonnay, 25 % Pinot Meunier and 15% Pinot Noir
Terroir : Chavot-Courcourt, Epernay, Barbonne-Fayel, La Celle-sous-Chantemerle, Vitry-en-Perthois, Chervey
Production : +/- 120,000 bottles

The house style

Vincent is loyal to the family tradition and creates champagnes by the pure, traditional method. The weeds in the vineyard are not controlled with chemical herbicides. The plough or a defoliant that is sprayed on the weeds only, are the only means that are used in the vineyards. This method gives the wine a more mineral and floral flavor. Each plot in the vineyard is cultivated in a sensible way and all that nature provides, is used. The wine press is a traditional system of 4000 kg. The champagnes develop in inoxen fermentation barrels that were put into use in 2011. Some cuvées ripen in oak barrels.

The assets

The warm and cordial welcome certainly is the most important asset of this family champagne house.
Nathalie and Vincent receive you all year round, from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
Almost the entire production is sold to private visitors: 70% percent of it is savored in Belgium.

The different cuvées

Carte Blanche Brut

50 % Chardonnay, 30 % Pinot Noir and 20 % Pinot Meunier
Light golden dress
Fascinating fruity nose that evokes aromas of stone fruit and grapefruit. In the mouth, flavors of young fruits that reveal a lot of freshness and elegance.
The Carte Blanche is also available in Demi-Sec.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Veal sweetbreads with morels
Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012
Guide Dussert Gerber 2008
Silver Medal at the "Concours Général de Paris 2006 '

Carte Noire Brut

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir
Fine nose, candied red fruit and notes of hazelnut in the mouth.
Balanced, powerful, round with a long aftertaste. A subtle and sophisticated champagne, suitable for any occasion.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Duck breast with porcini mushrooms (Boletus mushrooms)
Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012
Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2011
Guide Dussert Gerber 2009

Cuvée Réserve Brut

60% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier and 15% Pinot Noir
A golden dress with a sparkle of green brilliants
A nose with character, fresh and young. Aromas of citrus and white flowers.
Round and balanced on the palate, smooth champagne which is characterized by a rather fresh and fruity finish.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Fried chicken fillet with lemon
Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012
Guide Hachette 2010
Guide Dussert Gerber 2010
Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin 2011
Prix d'Excellence Vinalies 2011

Cuvée Blanc de Blancs

100 % Chardonnay
Superb gold-green dress
Intense nose, notes of ripe yellow fruit and fresh flowers. A champagne with 'spring airs', a mature and rich taste sensation.
Initiates a pleasant buttery taste in the mouth. This turns into a persistent freshness and the finale is long and aromatic. This champagne is harmonious, balanced and supple.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Sole a la Normande
Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012
Guide Dussert Gerber 2012
Guide Dussert Gerber 2011

Cuvée Rosé Brut

60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
A bright, raspberry pink dress.
Intense nose with a whiff of stone fruits like cherries and a toasted hint.
A smooth and balanced champagne with a huge roundness, a sensational revelation of fruit, lightly concentrated in the mouth at the end.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Salad of red fruits with mint
Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012
Guide Dussert Gerber 2012
Guide Vinalies 2010
Guide Hachette 2007

Cuvée Extra-Brut

80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir
A champagne with a light dose of sugar, only 3 grams / liter. (no addition of sugar at the time of the "dégorgement ')
Bright light golden dress with white collar, fine bubbles.
Seductive nose with tones of fresh white fruits, also lightly grilled notes reveal themselves.
The tense and straight 'allure' of this cuvée creates a balance, the whole is quite powerful and full of body, the finale is fresh and nervous.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Tartare of prawns with ginger
Guide Euvrard Garnier 2012
Gilbert Gaillard Guide 2012
Gilbert Gaillard Guide 2010
Guide Vinalies 2010

Saveur de Juliette

Blanc de Noirs: 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Pinot Noir
A white golden dress with silver sparkles and fine bubbles.
The nose is seductive and remarkably fruity, fresh red fruit and intense aromas of forest fruits.
A soft, delicate champagne with fine, velvety bubbles. The finale is harmonious and is characterized by the fruit.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Scallops with Bourbon Vanilla
Guide Hachette 2012
Gilbert Gaillard Guide 2012
Guide Vinalies 2010
Gold Medal in Brussels 2009

Cuvée Millésimée

50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier
Matured in oak barrels from the Champagne region.
Intense gold dress with fine bubbles.
A fruity and aromatic nose, notes of baked white fruits like apple.
A powerful and rich champagne with a great freshness in the end.
Suggestion of the sommelier
Veal escalope with cream sauce
Guide Dussert Gerber 2012
Gilbert Gaillard Guide 2010
Gold Medal Challenge International des Vins 2010


The juice of the Pinot Meunier and an 'eau de vie champenoise' form the basis of this aperitif drink. Serve fresh and try it with melon and Parma ham.

Ratafia Rouge

By soaking the Pinot Noir grapes a red juice is obtained. Here one adds an 'eau de vie champenoise' and Marc de Champagne to it.
Serve this special Ratafia fresh and taste it with a chocolate cake or a cake with red fruits.
Thanks to the special square shaped bottle and elegant box, this bottle is also a nice gift.

Vieux Marc de Champagne

This traditional digestif also deserves a place in the kitchen as a 'taste maker' in the preparation of festive dishes

Who is the winegrower?

Vincent Huber

What I still would like to realize ... continuous improvement, we must dare to question ourselves

The best year was ... 1996 (the birth of our daughter Margaux) and 2002

A year to forget ... 2003: freezing to -9° C on the 11th of April and then a heat wave during the summer. Result: a yield of only 2,500 to 3,000 kg of Chardonnay grapes per hectare.

The vineyard I would like to own ... Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, ... I love the Côtes du Rhône.

My favorite champagne ... Mine of course! Why should I look elsewhere?

My favorite wine ... Vacqueyras

My favorite beer ... Belgian beers: Duvel and Chimay.

My favorite season ... Autumn, the nature arrayed in the most beautiful colors.

The best combination champagne dish is ... Veal sweetbreads with Cuvée de Reserve

What gives you a magical moment ... A victory for Stade de Reims in the 94th minute

My biggest wish ... That our daughter Margaux continuous our work

My favorite place ... Bandol in the Var region, between the sea and the vineyards