Soutiran is a family Champagne house in Ambonnay. Ambonnay is located near Epernay on the Montagne de Reims. The winery is born in 1950 thanks to Gérard Soutiran. In 1969, Alain, the eldest of Gérard’s 4 children, created his own set-up with his wife Roselyne. They strove to develop their operations and create their own range of champagnes under the name Soutiran Pelletier. In 1989, following her business studies, Alain’s eldest daughter Valérie joined the family business. She took over management and developed the commercial side. The name then became “Champagne Soutiran”, to facilitate communication with export markets. In 1999, Valérie’s husband Patrick Renaux also joined the business. At first he took up a commercial role, then, as years went by, he took over production aspects and the elaboration of wines.
The family-operated house manages 6 hectares of vines, the majority of which are situated on the terroir of Ambonnay. A few parcels of 1er Cru – in the villages of Trépail, Chigny les Roses, Ludes and Chamery – make it possible to elaborate the first champagne in the range of their domain. The vineyard management respects sustainable viticulture practices. Following soil analysis, plots lacking in nutrients are enriched, with organic fertilizers only.
Working the soil reduces the need for herbicides.
They would like to be recognize like some artisan of the wine. For that, the cuvées rest horizontally on lees between 5 and 8 years before they are disgorged and the amount of dosage is redefined yearly for each individual cuvée.