Pierre Brigandat & Fils
Pierre Brigandat & Fils – Channes
Arriving at Dieppe at 5:00 am we make our way to the first producer on our list.
Travelling along country roads towards #PierreBrigandat & Fils the villages are decorated with paper flowers this was for the annual “Route du champagne fête 2017” where the estates’ cellars open their doors to one and all, for 20 euros you can visit 24 different growers and taste their bubbles. It’s on foot you are given a map, champagne flute in the form of a pendant then off you go! Unfortunately, we were a month late for this festival but a date for the diary for another year.(for further details of the fete visit www.aube-champagne.com)
We have been invited to join Bertrand and his workers for lunch, the grapes are being harvested now and the vineyard is very busy but its 12 o’clock and all work stops for a cup of Champagne and a chat followed by a traditional 3 course lunch with wine – delicious!
After a quick look, around to see the start of the process to change Pinot Noir red grapes into the wonderful champagne we all enjoy, we load the car with Champagne and get back on the road to find the Auberge we have booked for the night.