Situated in the heart of Champagne, the site of Hautvillers dominates the vineyards with its abbey, in which Monk Cellar Master Dom Pérignon produced some of the first Champagne bubbles in 1681. Maison JM Gobillard is a small family-owned and run property with about 25 hectares of mainly 1er Cru vineyards in Hautvillers. They also receive grapes from some 75 hectares of vines through multiyear agreements with growers selected for their expertise and quality. A true Champenois, co-owner and winemaker Thierry Gobillard often mentions that his house is situated a few metres away from Dom Pérignon’s grave and that one of his first birthday present was a pair of “sécateurs”. The viticulture methods are resolutely orientated towards quality, with hand-harvesting and yields limitation resulting in extremely elegant, racy and authentic Champagnes.