Domain: Nicolas Feuillate Based on the cooperative model and founded in 1972 by Nicolas Feuillatte, this eponymous producer is now a brand in its own right and distributed widely around the world. Based in Chouilly, at the foot of the Côte des Blancs, the group represents 4500 winegrowers and vinifies the produce from 2200 hectares spread throughout the Champagne region. Central to the range are two flagship cuvées, the non vintage Brut and the Palmes d’Or prestige cuvée. In between these two extremes, the brand also produces many other cuvées with differing styles and characters. The most interesting of these include the cuvée 225, which is vinified in wood, and the grand cru cuvées, especially Le Mesnil.