The sommelier Kevin Piedoie proposes refreshing pairings that bring out the beauty of local products.
Château de Courcelles is a place rich in history. The magic of this beautiful building cannot be told in a few simple lines, it comes alive in the presence of the establishment's very affable staff. Each room has an anecdote. As we climb the stairs to reach our rooms, we can almost hear the murmur of Jean Cocteau's voice accompanying us. The past is here; but to live, it must project itself into the present, or even the future. Otherwise, it is nothing. It no longer exists.
To immerse ourselves, we settle in with a glass of Champagne Suenen, a small producer chosen by the very young sommelier Kevin Piedoie. "We have the big names, but we look for identity and terroir."
In the centre of the wine cellar of over 9,000 bottles for some 850 vintages, this chef, who loves wine, explains his vision of a great champagne. "A great champagne is a champagne from a small wine grower. I hope that he respects the terroir, the parcels of land, like the work of Ulysse Collin in the southwest of the Côte des Blancs, towards the wine-growing region of Sézannais.”
Oenological evenings are regularly organised to better share these moments of life when the bubbles sing with delicious delicacies. The first was held on 21 February, with Ulysse Collin serving as a special guest from the Champagne region. Others are to follow!