Joseph Desruets

It was 1888 in Hautvillers, in the same village where Dom Perignon lived, that the family business was born. Edmond Alexandre and Laure Vautrin-Gillet pressed grapes and sold still wine to large champagne houses.

From one generation to the next, the House refined their ancestral expertise to obtain wines with characters and flavours that results in a unique champagne. 

Today, Matthias Eun and Thomas Kim Desruets are the sixth generation maintaining the tradition. Born in Seoul and adopted by François Desruets, they received their apprenticeship in the art of wine in the Lycée Viticole de la Champagne; in the family cellar.

To maintain their identity, they always press their grapes the traditional way with the wooden oak press “Darcq-Flamain” used by their ancestors since 1888. Each cuvée carries with them over 125 years of history and passion of the House.

They have a zero herbicide policy in their vines and use only grapes from the single village of Hautvillers these Champagnes are truly 'wines of place'.