Olivier Horiot

Domain: Olivier Horiot

Domain Olivier Horiot lies in Riceys, a village with a dark past, and has belonged to the same family for several generations. With biodynamic viticulture and natural vinifications, the winemaker produced superb wines that stand out from its neightbours. Riceys is in fact the only village to permit the production of still (rosé, white and red Côteaux Champenois) and sparkling wines. Since 1999, Olivier Horiot has made it his mission to bring back the region’s seven indigenous varieties in favour, 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 Riceys in the heart of the Côte des Bar for a long time. This village is the only one in Champagne to boast three appellations. One of these is Champagne, of course, but there are also two still wine appellations: Coteaux Champenois (red and white) and Rosé des Riceys. The latter is an astonishing and aromatic rosé, its appeal may be narrow but it is absolutely superb when Olivier Horiot is involved.  Horiot cultivates 8.5 hectares in the commune. The majority is planted with Pinot Noir, as usual in the Aube, but he also grows Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane, an old, traditional variety that is increasingly popular with "specialised" winegrowers. The domain is in the midst of development. Olivier Horiot has taken over new vineyard parcels (through acquisition or family donations) 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 express themselves fully. 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.

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Olivier Horiot Blanc de Noirs Sève Brut Nature
Olivier Horiot 5 Sens
Olivier Horiot Rosé de Saignée Sève en Barmont
Olivier Horiot En Valingrain
Olivier Horiot En Barmont
Olivier Horiot Métisse Extra Brut
Olivier Horiot Riceys Rouge

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Price List Olivier Horiot

Wine name Vintage Price

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot En Valingrain

2014

39 Price estimate statistics 2014

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Blanc de Noirs Sève Brut Nature

2010

40 Price estimate statistics 2010

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Riceys Rouge

2009

24 Price estimate statistics 2009

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot En Valingrain

2009

20 Price estimate statistics 2009

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot En Barmont

2009

21 Price estimate statistics 2009

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Brut Nature Sève en Barmont

2009

36 Price estimate statistics 2009

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot 5 Sens

2009

48 Price estimate statistics 2009

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Brut Nature Sève en Barmont

2008

47 Price estimate statistics 2008

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Blanc de Noirs Sève Brut Nature

2008

51 Price estimate statistics 2008

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Rosé de Saignée Sève en Barmont

2008

42 Price estimate statistics 2008

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot En Barmont

2004

33 Price estimate statistics 2004

Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Soléra Brut Nature

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Olivier Horiot Olivier Horiot Métisse Extra Brut

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