1st peculiarity of the Champagne vineyard: it lies at the northernmost limit of the grape-growing belt, marked by isotherm 10°C –
2nd peculiarity: 2 different climates, oceanic for the most part and continental tendency
Annual average temparature: 10,4°C
Annual vaerage sunlight: 1,650 hours, spread over 288 days
Annual average rain: 660 mm, spread over 177 days
34 000 ha/ 200 ha J. DE TELMONT
3 main regions: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Bar
Between 130 – 180 m
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Vitry-le-François : Chardonnay
Montagne de Reims : Pinot Noir
Vallée de la Marne : Pinot Meunier
Côte des Bar : Pinot Noir
About 25 years
Generally, between 10 000 – 12 000 kg / ha.
However, the quantity differs each year (determinated by CIVC and INAO before the harvest)
The respect of the Traditions with a very high qualitative image.
On the banks of the Marne River, 5 kilometers from Epernay, the capital of the Champagne region, the Damery vineyards cover more than 200 hectares of land, officially authorized to produce this famed beverage and to bear the Champagne appellation. The hills slope gently towards the south and southeast, ideally exposed to the sunshine, enhancing the grapes taste and fragrance.
With its extensive facilities, the Maison J. De Telmont is in a constant state of evolution. It has managed to preserve and cultivate the traditions of the artisans who build Champagne's reputation while at the same time incorporating efficient technological advances in a completely natural process. In the Maison J. De Telmont, generations following generations, mix together, exchange ideas, each one adding something special through innovation, leaving their mark, all united through the same passion: wine and the vine. Perpetuating the family character, of the champagne business is the sole guarantee for preserving and respecting the high quality it has acquired through the many generations.
J. De Telmont is one of the last remaining genuine family-run Champagne producers. Henry Lhopital, its founder, established the company in 1912 when he began making wines from the product of his initial hectares, a highly symbolic event in the history of the Champagne region. Today, Bertrand Lhopital holds the company.