About the family

 

 

IT ALL STARTED WITH SOME VINES

And then a lot of good old hard work….

Throughout the seasons and hard labor, the estate grew and progressed to become what it is today.

Dans nos caves du 18ène. Nous possédons une vinothèque qui retrace la mémoire de la maison Morel et qui remonte à l’année 1947.

Here Where we are today !

A family trio for a good collaborative work

Managed nowadays by a family trio, the production process primarily reflects their personality.

  • Simon is managing the vineyard.
  • Pascal guarantees the excellent production standards.
  • Emilie puts the feminine finishing touches to the bottles created. She manages the commercial and export.

We focus on the fineness and delicacy, structure and balance, elegance and refinement of our champagnes.

Our spirit is also embodied in the desire for environment-friendly and sustainable operation, preserving the vineyard for future generations. Here, natural grass cover is used, the biological life of the soil is respected and preference is given to mechanical working methods rather than chemical.

hISTORY OF THE FAMILY

1850 – 1930

Work of the land and the vineyard

The family cultivates land and vines and produces Pinot des Riceys wines.

1933

Gold Medal at Epernay for Albert Morel

Albert Morel wins the gold medal of 1933 for his Rosé wine.

1947

Rosé des Riceys becomes an “AOC”

Rosé des Riceys is officially a wine of designation of origin (AOC)!

1976

Match of Morel Père et fils’s Estate and Piot’s Estate

Match of Liliane Piot and Pascal Morel who join their vineyards to form the company MOREL-PIOT. The house at this time is specialized in the winemaking of Rosé des Riceys.

 

1987

Start of our own Champagne Morel selling

 

 

2000

Natural Grass Cover in the vineyard and Environmental work

The vineyard is moving towards an environmental approach by putting in place natural grass cover in the vineyard, by stopping the use of herbicide & insecticide and by privileging the natural working methods.

 

2005

Building of a New Cellar

We felt a little cramped in the old cellar. The new cellar allows to have more space and to be able to modernize our practice

 

2016

Emilie et Simon Morel are In!

Emilie and Simon are now managing the company with Pascal to continue the family adventure.

High Environmental Value Certification

The vineyard continues in its environmental approach by applying for and obtaining HVE certification.

 

 

Contact Us

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 12 am and 1h30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Saturday : on appointement

Please note that for August 2024 : on appointement

Closed on Sunday and bank holidays

93 rue du Général de Gaulle
 10340 Les Riceys
+33 3 25 29 10 88
info@champagnemorel.com