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Charles Orban

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Champagne Charles Orban is the ultimate grower producer from the “Vallée de la Marne”. The Terroir is well known for its Pinot Meunier, but we have the privilege to grow the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well. The Orban family has been growing grapes in Troissy, a village on the left bank of the Marne river, since 1770. In the late 1950’s, Charles Orban left the Troissy cooperative and decide to make his own Champagnes to develop its own style. At the end of the 20th century, Champagne Charles Orban has been acquired by the Rapeneau Family who has kept the primarily spirit and passion of his founder.

History of the House:

1770: The Orban family has been growing grapes in Troissy.
1950: Charles Orban left the Troissy cooperative to create his own Champagne.
1960: He bought a press and built his own vat facilities.
1996: The Rapeneau family, in Champagne since 1901, acquired Charles Orban and perpetuate the tradition.

Vineyard estate: The vineyard of Charles Orban is situated in Troissy and surrounded by 25 hectares certified Haute Valeur Environnementale (level3). The Pinot Meunier is mostly planted in the village but Charles Orban has the privilege of cultivating the tree grape varieties.

  • Appellation: Champagne
  • Owner: Orban Family
  • Winemaker: Jean Remy Rapeneau
  • Varieties Grown: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
  • Hectares/Age of Vines: 25 hectares-35 years old wines
  • Altitude/Soil: 300 metres-various clays, marls, and limestones
  • Farming Methods: Conventional


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