Champagne Frerejean Freres
Owners: Richard, Guillaume, et Rodolphe Frerejean Taittinger
Winemaker: Didier Pierson
Vines: 4 Hectares.
Age of Vines: Average age 35 years, Range 10 - 75 years
Ageing on the lees: 5 years NV, 6-7 years Vintages
Annual Production: 7000 6 pack cases
Coming from a family of renowned Champagne wine makers, whose expertise has been recognized worldwide for several generations, the Frerejean Taittinger Brothers grew up with love and respect for the Champagne tradition and a passion for oenology.
Champagne Frerejean Frères specialises only in Premier Cru wines with great complexity due to a 5 years minimum aging in cellars (even for the Brut Non Vintage) when most houses average only 2 years, The champagne definition of FJF : Elegant, Mature & Refined with a lengthy rest period after disgorgement (more than 6 months) and low dosage in sugar.
This fraternal association echoes and pays tribute to another family legacy that once united the brothers “Frerejean Freres” to serve in the defense of the Champagne region and greater‐France.
The company “Frerejean Freres” was founded in 1778, during the reign of Louis XVI. Specializing in the metal industry, the brothers Frerejean built the famous cannons which gained notoriety during the Revolution and the Napoleonic wars defending the Champagne Region.
The Frerejean-Taittinger brothers are passionate about the champagnes they make and how they present the wines. House Champagne at the Restaurant of Georges Blanc in Vonnas, The Louvre in Paris amongst many others, Within the British market, the champagnes have seduced Francois Belin. Having started his career at the Goring hotel in London, he is now head Sommelier for the Swan at Lavenham and its 4 other gastronomic hotels where he pours these champagnes regularly.
The boys are hoping to create a house that will not only make a splash but also be come synonymous with sophistication, lifestyle and quality.