Brocard Pierre is part of the revolution taking place in Champagne, where the balance of power if shifting away from the huge producers back to small growers who make wine with the same terroir-focus as you find in Burgundy. The estate is run by young winemaker Thibaud Brocard, whose commitment to biodynamic farming principles results in Champagnes which are among the purest expressions of the land. Only around 2% of Champagne-producing vines are certified organic, so Thibaud’s having gone that extra mile to establish biodynamic practices is really extraordinary. This is hand-harvested, Pinot Noir-led Champagne made with as little intervention as possible. The tension and vinosity in his wines, from the flagship Tradition NV to the vintage bottlings, really set them apart.