Located in the village of Verzenay, which has one of the most prestigious terroirs of the Champagne region, Champagne Janisson is owned and run by Manuel Janisson. Manu is also the winemaker, creative inspiration and general ‘tour de force’ behind the House.
Descending from a long line of wine-makers, he is forward-thinking and resolutely passionate about developing and enriching the family tradition.
In 2014, Manuel Janisson created a sleek, modern Champagne House for Janisson, designed by the help of architect Giovanni Pace. The House of Janisson reflects the style of his cuvées and echoes Manu's passion for design. The state of the art winery ensures that new technology is put to good use to get the very best from what nature provides. The skilful combination of tradition and modernity is what gives Manuel and his champagnes their unique position in this market, that and the quality of the champagnes which is simply stunning.
The majority of the vines owned and managed by the House of Janisson et Fils are located in Grand Cru areas and the cuvées use only chardonnay and pinot noir. Manu and his winemaking team work together to create the champagnes which distinguish the style of the House. They have at their disposal a wide range of wines each with an individual personality and it is this blending of various crus, grape varieties and wines from different years which creates the resulting range. Manu firmly believes each cuvée is a result of how each of the different wines blend and complement each other and the Janisson range perfectly demonstrates the best examples of champagne available today.
The minimalist style of the House is reflected in the stylish lines of the Janisson bottle design; elegant and sleek. The lightness and delicacy of Janisson champagnes initially belies the complexity of their flavours. Harmony prevails over power, and the champagnes of Janisson & Fils have polish and refinement.
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