Their Story: Jean-Paul Hébrart took over the operations of Marc Hébrart Champagne in the Vallée de la Marne from his father Marc in 1997. This estate is not exactly new: Jean-Paul's father has been producing Champagne under the Marc Hébrart name since 1964.
Jean-Paul Hébrart is married to Isabelle Diebolt of Diebolt-Vallois in Cramant. While they live in Mareuil, they each work at their respective family properties, with little to no overlap. "We function completely separately, each with our own estates," says Isabelle.
Peter Liem writes of Champagne Hébrart on Champagneguide.net:
"Hébrart's wines have a broad appeal: if you like to think about your wines, they're intellectually engaging enough to satisfy you; on the other hand, if you're just looking to drink, they're simply delicious. The wines are full and generous without being weighty, complex and soil-driven without being demanding. Overall, the entire range is of consistently high quality, and represents excellent value for the money."
Marc Hébrart Champagnes are served at Daniel in NYC.
Region: Vallée de la Marne
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Villages & Soil Type: Mareuil-Sur-Ay (symbol needed)
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The Vineyard Area: 15.5 hectares (38.8 acres)
Quantity produced annually: 8,750 cases
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