Frequently asked questions
Champagne Telmont is located at the symbolic address: 1 Avenue de Champagne, Damery, near Epernay.
Stretching across over 20 hectares, our vineyard includes eight crus and the three main varieties of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay. The house also sources grapes from over 30 crus, divided among emblematic regions within Champagne including la Montagne de Reims, la petite et la grande vallée de la Marne, la Côte des Blancs, Sézannais, Vitryat, les Côtes des Bars et l’Aisne.
Telmont Champagne is available in limited quantities at select partner locations worldwide. We invite you to contact our Atelier in Damery for additional information +33 (0)3 26 58 40 33 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site is currently closed to visitors during a period of renovations. We hope to reopen our doors to the public in fall 2021. For additional information we invite you to contact us directly at +33 (0)3 26 58 40 33, by email at email@example.com, or sign up for a newsletter.
The Telmont collection is divided into six categories: Réserve, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Bio, Confidential and Vinothèque.
Our collection is composed of nine cuvées, seven of which are single vintages. The House embodies a unique style: ethereal yet structured, tension and freshness – a perfect harmony. Champagne Telmont enables the terroir to express itself through its wines, employing its know-how to help reveal the various facets of nature. Our champagne has a quality that can only be attained through a profound respect for nature and devotion to the art of champagne.
Henri Lhôpital, visionary winemaker, opened his champagne house in 1912, following the Champagne revolts, in his village of Damery. Henri did not wish to compromise on the quality of the champagne wine, despite the ravages of phylloxera, and revolted in 1911, encouraging other winegrowers to keep their virtuous methods of viticulture. Following his values of loyalty, courage and humility in the face of nature, Henri made the courageous decision to establish a house in his name. Henri was the great-grandfather of Bertrand Lhôpital, current Head of Viticulture and Cellar Master of Maison Telmont.
Bertrand Lhôpital, representing the fourth generation of the founding family of the house, obtained his BAC-D in Reims (physics, chemistry, science of earth life, biology) which enabled him to join the Purpan engineering school in Toulouse. He then obtained a double diploma: engineer (agri / agro) and oenologist, which allowed him to devote himself to his family home and his passion for his Champagne region. A pioneer like his ancestors, Bertrand Lhôpital remains faithful to his family's values: loyalty, humility, and courage, as well as a strong family commitment to respect for his terroir, which accompanies him in a demanding environmental approach. In 1999 Bertrand stopped using herbicides in his vineyard. In 2021, 72% of the Telmont estate is certified AB (organic farming) or in the process of conversion.
In organic, no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers!
Organic agriculture refuses to use products from agrochemicals. The use of copper and sulfur is the only method used to fight fungal diseases. However, their use meets strict and maximum standards of use to avoid a negative impact on soil biodiversity.
It depends on how you look at it. We consider that quality wine is a gift from the earth, which must thus be carefully protected and treated with respect.
At Telmont, we decided to switch to organic farming based on our preference for quality wines rather than quantity. We believe that using organic farming techniques to produce Champagne means spending more time in the vineyard, paying attention to each individual grape, listening to the moods of nature - working alongside the natural environment rather than attempting to control it in order to produce Champagne which reflects our terroir.
The backbone of Telmont champagne lies in its tension and freshness. A Telmont champagne is neither too opulent nor too winey, but structured, accessible, and refined. Telmont champagne is airy, with a distinguished personality, a unique presence. It is characterized by a paradox: contrast between a structured body and a remarkable lightness. The tasting experience is seamless, uninterrupted. In a spirit of preserving the quality of our champagne rather than the quantity of our production.