Since 1892, LES CORDELIERS have been producing light, aromatic sparkling wines renowned for their
fine, elegant bubbles. The fruits of an ancestral tradition and an unflinching commitment to quality,
our wines are crafted from the finest Bordeaux grape varieties using traditional method
developed in the Champagne region. The underground wine cellars of our Saint-Emilio cloister
offer the perfect conditions for creating and maturing superior sparkling wines.
Heritage and tradition
Sparkling for 120 years
Since 1892, LES CORDELIERS have been creating superior sparkling wines in Saint-Emilio using traditional method, also called champagne method. We
have always maintained the utmost respect for this historic process, which
for 120 years has allowed us to produce the magnificent sparkling wines which
have made our name. From the choice of grape varieties to the fermentation techniques, not forgetting
our harvest and vilification procedures, at LES CORDELIERS every step of the winemaking
process is mastered to ensure that our products are worthy rivals for France’s
finest sparkling wines.
A commitment to quality
From the vine to the glass
LES CORDELIERS meticulously select the very finest Bordeaux
grape varieties, collecting the fruit by hand in small, open trays.
The grapes are then pressed lightly (yielding 100 liters of juice for every 150kg of fruit), with vinification at controlled temperatures followed by the final blending of each cuvée.
Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method often called champagne method
They are aged for between 12 and 24 months over the lees
in the cellars below the cloister, where no daylight penetrates and
the temperature remains constant at 12°C. These conditions are
ideal for fermenting and maturing the wines, and the bottles
are turned daily to encourage a long, slow development
until the wines are ready for disgorging. The penultimate step
is the topping up of the bottles with the 'liqueur d’expédition', before
sealing with traditional corks finally concludes the production process.
Every step of the way, from the vine to the glass, our expert oenologists
apply extremely rigorous quality standards.
Useful wine terminology
From ‘AOC’ to ‘Zymase’ - check out our glossary of technical
wine terms and find out how LES CORDELIERS have been
producing their unique sparkling wines since 1892, with a blend of
ancestral techniques and cutting-edge 21st-century oenological