Stéphane Regnault returned to his family domaine in the Côte des Blancs in 2007, after already having two careers. Most recently he had been working as a sommelier in London at Le Pont de la Tour, and before that he was an aerospace engineer.
Stéphane released his first wines in 2018, a single vineyard terroir from the two Grand Cru villages he farms in Oger and Le Mesnil. From these two plots, Stéphane has selected three parcels for his cuvées: Chemin de Flavigny in Oger; Moulin, and Hautes- Mottes in Le Mesnil. Fermentation is 2/3 in stainless steel, and 1/3 in used barrels. Malolactic is left to either take place or not. Finally, when the time is right, the year’s wine is blended into one of three perpetual solera that each cuvée eventually is bottled from.
Each cuvée is named after a different jazz mode, a nod to Stéphane’s passion for playing the jazz saxophone.