Edouard Duval

Young nomad with wanderlust and pride of place! And the ambition to produce the best champagne of the Côte des Bar.

Region: Bligny, Côte des Bar
Annual production: approx. 40,000 bottles
Size: 28 hectares
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

Edouard comes from the famous Duval-Leroy family dynasty, which has been producing champagne for six generations. However, he sometimes felt like a black sheep there, preferring to go his own way and not join the family group. So he first went to Shanghai, where he founded a wine import company with great success.

In 2000, he inherited a domaine that his grandfather had taken over in 1950, the Domaine Sainte Eulalie in Bligny, which was founded by the Abbey of Cluny in the 11th century. This abbey played a very important role in the development of viticulture and winemaking in the Côte des Bar region from the 8th century onwards. The monks brought vineyard techniques with them from Burgundy. Edouard began restoring this domaine, built a cellar and wine press house and began vinifying his own champagnes in 2015. 2019 was the first year in which his champagnes were released.

Domaine Sainte Eulalie owns 28 hectares of contiguous vineyards (monopollage) with 80% Pinot Noir, 19% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier. The vines are on average 30 years old.