CHAMPAGNE MAURICE CHOPPIN

By Linden Wilkie, 22nd September 2022

In Damery, near Epernay, Benjamin Choppin is the 7th generation of his family to work the land here in the Marne. There is an intensity of personality to the wines here. They are gastronomic in style. Visiting here we spent at least as long tasting the still wines in barrel – the vins clairs – as we did the finished Champagnes. 

The house wine – Les Arpents – comes from a blend of plots across the 6.5ha estate, and is made from 85% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir, a 3g/l extra-brut style. It is mid-weight, fresh and accessible in style with a distinct spicy note marking the house style. The Rosé, from 93% Chardonnay and 7% Pinot Meunier, 3g/l extra-brut, is gastronomic, with lots of flavour, raspberry cream and spice, it is delicious. 

There is a range of ‘lieux-dits’ cuvées made here, expressing single grape varieties from single plots, extra-brut in style, 2g/l. ‘Les Terres des Reguins’ is 100% Pinot Meunier, from St Martin d’Ablois from vines planted in 1966. Benjamin says his inspiration here is Burgundy. This is aged in 600 litre fûts de chênes, and the style is rich, creamy, spicy, a really ‘vinous’ Champagne. ‘La Côte Charmont’ is another 100% Pinot Meunier from St Martin d’Ablois, the expression here is fresh, open, fragrantly fruity – apples and musk, it is a really joyous style. ‘Les Bas Russelets’ is 100% Pinot Noir from vines planted in 1981 in Damery, and feels like a controlled explosion – there is richness here, framed by a tight chalky texture, a wine of tension. (And in a show of just how age-worthy these are, at the end of our visit Benajmin pulled a 1972 Les Bas Russelets from the cellar, which was vivacious, smokey-savoury, bright, elegant and long-flavoured.)

Champagne Maurice Choppin’s wines are food-friendly, intense and characterful in style, super interesting to explore.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2017 Champagne Maurice Choppin - L?ge et la Raison 750 BOTTLE 106 106 700 - HK
2017 Champagne Maurice Choppin - L?ge et la Raison 750 BOTTLE 5 5 700 - SHOP
2016 Champagne Maurice Choppin - La Cote Charmont 750 BOTTLE 15 15 850 - HK
2016 Champagne Maurice Choppin - La Cote Charmont 750 BOTTLE 1 1 850 - SHOP
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Arpents 750 BOTTLE 93 93 380 - HK
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Arpents 750 BOTTLE 3 3 380 - SHOP
2018 Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Terres des Reguins 750 BOTTLE 58 58 750 - HK
2018 Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Terres des Reguins 750 BOTTLE 4 4 750 - SHOP
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Rose 750 BOTTLE 30 30 520 - HK
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Rose 750 BOTTLE 7 7 520 - SHOP
2017 Champagne Maurice Choppin - L?ge et la Raison
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 700 / BTL 106 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
106
Qty of btl
106
Btl price (HKD)
700
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Champagne Maurice Choppin - L?ge et la Raison
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 700 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
700
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2016 Champagne Maurice Choppin - La Cote Charmont
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 850 / BTL 15 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
15
Qty of btl
15
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
HK
2016 Champagne Maurice Choppin - La Cote Charmont
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 850 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
-
Location
SHOP
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Arpents
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 380 / BTL 93 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
93
Qty of btl
93
Btl price (HKD)
380
Score
-
Location
HK
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Arpents
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 380 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
380
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Terres des Reguins
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 750 / BTL 58 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
58
Qty of btl
58
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Champagne Maurice Choppin - Les Terres des Reguins
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 750 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
-
Location
SHOP
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Rose
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 30 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
30
Qty of btl
30
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
NV Champagne Maurice Choppin - Rose
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 520 / BTL 7 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
7
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
SHOP
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