started with Louis Callot who was born in Avize in 1784. Since
then, six successive generations of the family have been involved
with vines and wine, but it was not until 1955 that Pierre Callot
created his own brand. As he was short of space, in 1971 he bought
up the Piper Heidsieck buildings in Avize. Since 1996, Thierry, the
youngest of his four sons, has been running the family business.
vineyards are set mainly in the heart of the Côte des Blancs,
so-called as it produces almost exclusively white Chardonnay
grapes. They stretch over Grand Cru terroirs in Avize, Cramant and
Chouilly as well as Premier Cru Grauves.
chalky soil acts as a reservoir for water and heat, making it a
most prized vineyard is Clos Jacquin from which only 700 bottles are
produced per year.
are currently managed and cultivated using integrated pest
management with the aim of practising sustainable winegrowing
methods which respect quality, people and the environment. They
take great care of the vines and grapes the whole year round,
working meticulously and mainly by hand. The grapes are also pressed
using purely traditional Champagne methods.
The Champagnes are
typically Blanc de Blancs of a creamy style.