Partner domain

Domain: Olivier Horiot

A relatively recent discovery in Champagne, the Olivier Horiot estate is located in the Côte des Bar area of the Champagne wine region. It produces both superb champagnes and still wines; the latter beautifully illustrating the terroir and its character. The wines are biodynamic and contain a majority of Pinot Noir, but Olivier Horiot also utilises historical grape varieties that quite uncommon.

Located in Les Riceys, the Olivier Horiot domain has belonged to the same family for several generations. The villages that makes up Les Riceys have a tumultuous past (in its long history, it has been defined and redefined as both Burgundy and Champagne) yet Olivier Horiot has succeeded in producing innovative and unusual wines from biodynamic viticulture and natural processes. Les Riceys is in fact the only village in the Champagne region permitted to produce both non-sparkling (red and white Côteaux Champenois as well as rosé) and sparkling wines. Since 1999, Olivier Horiot has made it his mission to bring back the region's seven indigenous grape varieties, producing cuvées coveted by both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. Olivier Horiot has been a revelation in the Champagne region in recent years. His family has lived in Les Riceys in the heart of the Côte des Bar part of Champagne for generations. Furthering its uniqueness, Les Riceys is the only one in Champagne to boast three appellations. One of these is Champagne, of course, but there are also two non-sparkling wine appellations: Côteaux Champenois (red and white) and Rosé des Riceys. The latter is an astonishing and aromatic rosé. Its appeal may be narrow, but the talent Olivier Horiot has ensured it is perfectly crafted. Horiot farms 8.5 hectares in the commune of Les Riceys. The majority is planted with Pinot Noir (classic variety for Aube), but he also grows Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane, an old, traditional variety that is increasingly popular with "specialised" winegrowers. Olivier Horiot has taken over new vineyard parcels (through family or acquisition) and since 2013, the vineyard has had official organic and biodynamic accreditation (Biodyvin). Olivier Horiot has also built and fitted out a brand-new cellar, providing the best possible conditions for wine production where the grapes can reach their full potential. Possibly inspired by nearby Burgundy, the domain is increasingly separating out its different terroirs into distinct cuvées. The result is superb champagnes with a strong personality that stand out from the often more anonymous blended champagnes.

  • Olivier Horiot-1
  • Olivier Horiot-2
  • Olivier Horiot-3
  • Olivier Horiot-4
Olivier Horiot

Olivier Horiot
: All wines from this producer

Olivier Horiot, Elise Dechannes et Mary Lamoureux Coffret Contrées - Champagne (Sparkling)

Pinot noir In this box you will find 4 Blancs de Noirs : Val du Clos & Val Bazot (red clay) Escharère & Fragnoy (grey marls) All prices

Olivier Horiot Petit Meslier Brut Nature - Champagne (Sparkling)

Petit Meslier All prices

Olivier Horiot Arbane Brut Nature - Champagne (Sparkling)

Arbane All prices

Olivier Horiot Ephémère Brut Nature - Champagne (Sparkling)

Pinot Gris;Pinot meunier;Petit Meslier

Pinot Meunier, petit meslier et pinot gris s’assemblent dans cette cuvée vibrante d’intensité, à la minéralité étincelante.

All prices

Olivier Horiot Tranquille en Barmont - Champagne (White)

Pinot noir All prices
Olivier Horiot 5 Sens

Olivier Horiot 5 Sens - Champagne (Sparkling)

Chardonnay, Pinot noir, pinot blanc, Pinot meunier, arbane

Made from 5 grape varieties and 5 terroirs vinified plot-by-plot, this is a unique, ripe and lively Champagne.

All prices

Olivier Horiot Envol Brut Nature - Champagne (Sparkling)

Pinot noir All prices
Olivier Horiot Sève en Barmont

Olivier Horiot Sève en Barmont - Champagne (Sparkling Rosé)

100% Pinot noir

This is a sumptuous extra brut Pinot Noir!

All prices

Olivier Horiot Brut Nature Sève en Barmont - Champagne (Sparkling)

100% Pinot noir

A natural Blanc de Noirs. Fresh, fruity, spicy and vinous; it offers nice minerality.

All prices
Olivier Horiot En Barmont

Olivier Horiot En Barmont - Champagne (Rosé)

100% Pinot noir

A 100% Pinot Noir with a concentration of red fruits.

All prices
Olivier Horiot Riceys Rouge

Olivier Horiot Riceys Rouge - Champagne (Red)

100% Pinot noir

This red produced in the Riceys area by a reference winemaker in Champagne is a curiosity that is worth trying for its fruitness, delicacy and racy tannins.

All prices
Olivier Horiot Blanc de Noirs Sève Brut Nature

Olivier Horiot Blanc de Noirs Sève Brut Nature - Champagne (Sparkling)

100% Pinot noir

The Sève Blanc de Noirs is produced on the principle of "one grape variety, one vineyard plot, one year". A superb, powerful and mineral Champagne.

All prices

Olivier Horiot Soléra Brut Nature - Champagne (Sparkling)

Arbane, petite meslier, chardonnay, pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot meunier, pinot noir

A Champagne produced from seven varieties using the solera method, heavily inspired by sherry production techniques.

All prices
Olivier Horiot En Valingrain

Olivier Horiot En Valingrain - Champagne (Rosé)

100% Pinot noir

A round and indulgent rosé, fruity with light tannins, produced by Olivier Horiot, a recent Champagne revelation.

All prices
Olivier Horiot Métisse Extra Brut

Olivier Horiot Métisse Extra Brut - Champagne (Sparkling)

80% Pinot noir, 20% pinot blanc

A characterful Champagne. Fresh and lively, it is ideal as an apéritif.

All prices

Olivier Horiot Riceys En Valingrain - Champagne (White)

Chardonnay / Pinot Blanc

Un côteaux champenois blanc de la commune des Riceys, par un spécialiste de la vinification parcellaire.

All prices

What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
This artisan winemaker produces an intriguing lineup of rosé de Riceys and (unfiltered) Coteaux Champenois, vinified plot by plot: they deliver the vegetal vibrancy and aromatic finesse of northern Pinot Noir. A unique taste sensation amplified by biodynamic viticulture; the wines become more natural with every vintage.
  • Bettane & Desseauve
On their 8.5-hectare estate, Marie and Olivier Horiot are one of the friendliest and most skilled couples in Les Riceys. They worked with singular parcels before it was trendy, like the excellent “En Barmont”. They also didn't wait to revive forgotten grape varieties that now go into the cépage of the renowned Cinq Sens cuvée.

Auction price list for Olivier Horiot : Wine Value

Olivier Horiot, Elise Dechannes et Mary Lamoureux Olivier Horiot, Elise Dechannes et Mary Lamoureux Coffret Contrées 2010


Price estimate statistics 2010
background de vigne

Vous désirez plus d'information sur
Olivier Horiot

More information This text is protected by copyright and it is forbidden to copy without prior written consent from the author.