Champagne Louis Casters
Owners: Jean-Louis and Angèle Casters
Winemaker: Johan Casters
Vines: 35 Hectares.
Age of Vines: Average age 35 years, Range 10 - 75 years
Ageing on the lees: 3 years NV, 4-.6 years Vintages
Annual Production: 50,000 6 pack cases
In turn their son Johan has continued the growth and modernization of the House with his wife Valérie . The Champagnes are highly respected in the Region, being present in all the high-end restaurants.
Their clientele is mostly French and Belgian, with people travelling great distances to buy their Champagne from these fellow Flemish speakers.
Their Champagnes are pure and complex and they make single cépage wines from each of the major varieties as well as blends. All the wines are excellent and very different in character.
In 1857, Eugène Cadel, son of an established wine making family in Damery, became owner of the property at his coming of age. Vigneron at heart, wine expert, a man of great character and a natural salesman he started making his own champagne.
He built the Champagne House at the end of the 19th century and in 1921, his son in law René Filaine, also the son of several generations of grower-makers, took over the reins.
In 1944, Marguerite Filaine, the grand daughter, married Louis Casters, the son of a Belgian Farming family, who arrived in the 1920’s to run a farm in the region. They took over the House and created the Brand Louis Casters.Their son, Jean-Louis, took over from them and developed the House with his wife Angèle Sleurs, who also came from Belgium.
The property extends to 10 Hectares and has a family driven resource of a further 25 hectares of vines from the Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards of the region totalling 35 hectares in all.
The house maintains a "less is more" approach in the handling of the wines with Johan following Culture Raisonée practices with as little interference in the natural processes as possible.