Behind the Label
- The Maison
In 1858, the house of Mercier set out to produce a champagne – the wine of the era’s elites – that was accessible to everyone, without sacrificing quality. Its creator ensured that his champagne was always associated with spectacle and celebration.
A communications visionary
At only 20 years old, Eugène Mercier established his own champagne maison in Épernay. With a knack for showmanship, Mercier advertised his wine to all and succeeded in making Mercier the most widely consumed champagne in France.
Blueprint for success
The Mercier cellars, now overseen by Cellar Master Christophe Bonnefond, were the first to be constructed according to a rational plan based on an architectural drawing. The space provides optimum conditions for maturation, just as it did when it was built nearly 150 years ago.
Across 249 hectares of chalk, limestone and clay soil, in a semi-continental climate, Mercier’s vineyards are home to premium chardonnay, meunier and pinot noir grapes, which produce wines with great structure and power.