Founded in Epernay, Champagne de Castelnau is now firmly based in Reims where Chef de Caves Elisabeth Sarcelet crafts a range of award-winning champagnes. There are few women winemakers in Champagne and Elisabeth receives many plaudits and awards for all her wines. The style of the wines is influenced by three main factors: the long ageing of the wine on the lees before disgorging and release, the high percentage of Chardonnay in many of her wines and the use in the NV wines of a large proportion of reserve wines to add richness and depth. Elisabeth and her team have access to fruit from around Montagne de Reims renowned for full bodied Chardonnays as well as Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. All this makes for a wonderful palette of flavours and colours with which to work with.