Champagne Agrapart & Fils

Country of Origin: France
Location: Avize, Côte des Blancs
People: Pascal & Fabrice Agrapart, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Organic


Located in Avize in the Côte des Blancs, the estate was founded by Arthur Agrapart in 1894. His grandson, Pierre began managing the estate after WWII. Pierre’s sons Pascal and Fabrice represent the fourth generation of the domaine. The brothers holistically farm and handcraft legendary wines from 60 plots spread over 12 hectares. They have long worked organically because they feel that it is what is best for the estate and resulting wines. Homemade, natural vineyard treatments and composts, as well as horse plowing select parcels, are family tradition and not current fashion. Fermentations are native with full malolactic and long aging on the lees in both steel tanks and large, neutral oak barrels.

The chalky soil terroirs of the Côte des Blancs in the heart of Champagne are well suited for giving freshness, elegance and finesse. Agrapart’s vineyards are in the Grand Cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger and Oiry and mostly planted to Chardonnay. The average vine age is over 40 years old with some of the Grand Cru vines over 65 years old. This makes for added complexity, vinosity, and of course, low yields and quantity. Agrapart is only imported to a handful of U.S. markets and allocations are very small. Agrapart wines were always known in France, but started becoming popular worldwide over the past 10 years.

Media Links
Vinography: Tasting One Man's Experience: The Champagnes of Agrapart et Fils
Scala Wine Blog: Champagne Agrapart - A Profile Agrapart & Fils Overview

Vinous 11/2018
“I think I can say with confidence these are the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Pascal Agrapart. The flagship cuvées in the range are fabulous, but what really impressed me this year was how gorgeous the more 'modest' wines in the range are. Specifically, the 7 Crus and Terroirs this year are outrageously beautiful. As always, Agrapart's Champagnes are taut and intensely mineral in feel."

Vinous 12/2017
“I was blown away by the wines I tasted from Pascal Agrapart. The entry-level wines are once again terrific, but this year I was especially impressed by the 2011, which are some of the very best wines I have tasted from this challenging and beleaguered vintage. Impeccable farming and vinification in oak are two of the choices that inform these rich, deep Champagnes."

Decanter 8/2015
“Founded in 1894, this has become one of the finest grower estates in the Côte des Blancs under its current proprietor, Pascal Agrapart, who has been making wines here since 1984.”

Wine Advocate 10/2015
“I very much like the Burgundian approach of the Agrapart brothers Pascal and Fabrice: “We fight for the truth of the terroir!” Oh yes, they do and that’s what you taste -- not the fight, but the terroir... Agrapart’s Champagnes are as pure as possible, full of character and distinction; they are deeply mineral wines full of expression.”

Vinous 11/2015
“Pascal Agrapart excels with bright, tense Champagnes that capture all the energy that is such a signature of the Côte des Blancs.”

Vinous 11/2014
“Pascal Agrapart is one of the standard bearers in Avize and the Côte des Blancs.”

Wine Advocate 10/2012
“Meticulous attention to farming and winemaking places Agrapart at or near the top of Champagne’s finest artisan growers. These remain some of the most fascinating wines in the region. Pascal Agrapart embodies the best of the artisan tradition in Champagnes, and his wines show it.”


  • Agrapart & Fils NV 'Terroirs' Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Grand Cru AOC
    Rating: 93 (12/1/2017)

    The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Terroirs Grand Cru is a super-classic Agrapart Champagne. Brisk and finely cut on the palate, with a real sense of energy, the Terroirs exudes class. Lemon peel, almond, white flowers all develop over time. Impeccable in its balance and also value proposition, the Terroirs is a winner. This release is equal parts 2014 ad 2013 vintages. Disgorged: June 2017. Dosage is 5 grams per liter.
  • Agrapart & Fils NV '7 Crus' Extra Brut, Champagne AOC
    Rating: 91 (12/1/2017)

    Agrapart's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs 7 Crus 1er Cru is surprisingly open in this release, most likely a reflection of the 50% 2015 juice in the blend. Resonant, expressive and giving, the 7 Crus will be very easy to drink young. Lemon peel, flowers and chamomile flesh out in the glass, but it is the wine's ripe personality and suppleness that stand out most. What a pretty wine this is. I don't remember the 7 Crus ever being this radiant, even after the 10% Pinot was added to the blend a few years ago. Disgorged: June 2017. Dosage is 7 grams per liter.
  • Agrapart & Fils NV 'Terroirs' Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Grand Cru AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (8/30/2019)

    Disgorged in April 2019 with four grams per liter dosage, Agrapart's NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is a blend of 40% 2015 and 60% 2014 and derives from old vines that are around 50 or 60 years old. Mingling notes of citrus oil and white flowers with hints of crushed chalk and rock salt, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a satiny attack that segues into a ripe and vinous but chalky, tight-knit core.
  • Agrapart & Fils NV '7 Crus' Extra Brut, Champagne AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (8/30/2019)

    Agrapart's NV Brut 7 Crus now routinely includes some 10% Pinot Noir, and the latest rendition is based on the 2016 vintage, supplemented by fully 40% from 2015. This bottle was disgorged in May 2019 with seven grams per liter dosage. Offering up aromas of rips citrus fruit, yellow apples and white flowers, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and vinous, with a comparatively open-knot, fleshy profile, concluding with a chalky and precise finish.