In the name of
Mother Nature

Manifesto

In the name of mother nature,
We respect terroir unconditionally.


We are attentive to it, and ever more attuned to our vineyards
in order to better understand each grape.


This is how our spirit of craft winemaking is best expressed.
Handed down since 1912 with courage, humility, and loyalty,
it binds us together yet sets us free.


In order to keep this bond with life, we wish to remain:
A champagne house firmly rooted in the vineyard, committed to one powerful vision.

A great wine must be a gift from nature, intimately cherished and protected. Its abundance and its singularity, the expression of a year. This is how we create the very best of Champagne. In Nomine Terrae.

Deeply Rooted Values

At the heart of Telmont lies three fundamental values, deeply rooted in the vineyard: humility, courage, and loyalty.

Courage

A commitment to the future

Courage to meet the challenges inherent to our craft, for the strength of our convictions empowers us to act, to innovate, and to lead the way toward greater harmony between nature and mankind, ensuring a more sustainable future.

Humility

Toward nature

Humility toward nature, for we and the earth that we cultivate are intimately and infinitely connected.
We take pride in our proximity to our vineyards, which we care for with love, respecting the rhythm of the seasons and the life cycle of the vine.

Loyalty

To winemaking know-how

Loyalty to the techniques of artisanal winemaking, for we are fiercely devoted to safeguarding and perpetuating the art of champagne. Whether meticulously harvesting, slowly ageing, or hand riddling, a passion for traditional craftsmanship permeates all that we do. We are steadfast in our actions, never we compromise.

Our 5 Commitments

Preservation of the land and its biodiversity

• Today, 72% of the 24.5 hectares of Telmont’s estate are in organic agriculture or in conversion.
• Our goal is to have 100% of our Estate vineyards certified by 2025.
• Our winegrower partners (56.5 hectares) will be encouraged and helped to transition to organic agriculture. It is an ambitious project, aiming at converting 100% of the cultivated area by 2031, an increase versus the current 49%.
• To encourage biodiversity, 2500 shrubs will be planted over the next three years to provide ‘insect hotels’ in the vineyard, preserving species diversity and promoting sustainable carbon binding.

The generalisation of eco-design

Telmont is breaking the traditional codes of Champagne:

• “The bottle and nothing but the bottle”: a new mantra which excludes the use or production of any outer packaging and gift boxes.

• Only a recyclable silk paper will be available if needed.

• The production of transparent bottles (15% of overall Telmont bottles) has been stopped in favor of only green bottles, 100% recyclable* and made from 85% recycled glass.

• A circular process to reuse to bottles for other wine or cider productions.
*recycling instructions may vary locally

Achieve 100% renewable energy

From 2021, Telmont’s aim is to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources and to opt for
“green” energy alternatives for all its activities:
• Adapted energy sourcing policy
• Development of solar energy production on site
• Commitment to be equipped only with electric vehicles going forward

An in-depth evolution of the entire production chain and beyond

• Favor transporters with CSR commitments (i.e., using biofuel) for supplies and shipping
• Zero air transport policy for supply and distribution

Strengthening traceability and transparency

A new revolutionary label will allow for a better traceability and transparency:
• Each Telmont bottle will be numbered, allowing to track the production itinerary
• All information relating to the composition and production of the champagne will be showcased on the front label

Our Know-how

Ancestral know-how, mastery of craft

Our winemakers employ the methods handed down to them by previous generations, such as herbicide-free vine-growing, riddling and manual disgorgement.

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