Champagne Piollot, based in the Cote des Bars, is produced by husband and wife Roland Piollot and Dominique Moreau, from vines owned by Roland’s family in the Aube. Roland is the 5th generation, with the estate being founded 19th Century. It was then extended by Roland’s father, Robert. Robert’s legacy was planting the ‘Val Colas Robin’ parcel (in 1955), which produced a 100% Pinot Blanc Cuvée ‘Colas Robin’. This was incredibly rare at the time as many of Robert’s neighbours were grubbing up Pinot Blanc vines to be replanted with the more popular Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. However, it wasn’t until 1986 when Roland decided to bottle under his own family name. Farming has been organic since 2009, with a more recent move to work biodynamically. The house style is very much one of precision, and elegance.