Description There has been a phenomenal rise in the number of artisan Champagne makers in recent decades as more and more grape growers have risen to the challenge of crafting their own wines. And, as Anthony Rose wrote: "Champagnes made by local growers are not just affordable, but in many instances superior to the better known big brands" (Independent). Didier and Karine Chopin are based in the Marne Valley. They bottled their first Champagne in 1989, made from grapes grown on Karine's family's estate. Today they have an estate of their own. This Brut is made from the two black grapes of Champagne, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Five years on lees have lent it considerable richness and complexity. Perfect for celebrations big or small.