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Rare cuvées of exceptional character for wine connoisseurs and epicureans.

Penet-Chardonnet is an independent, family-owned estate that exclusively produces champagnes in the ultra-premium, 100% Grand Cru range. Each bottle of Penet-Chardonnet champagne is made with a passion and expertise dating back five generations. Our strong authenticity and exceptionally high quality standards are reflected in a range of zero, or very low dosage champagnes: an approach which makes us unique.

Penet-Chardonnet wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation, thereby preserving the original acidity of the grapes and enhancing their natural fruit. The process allows each wine’s particular fruit character to develop more fully during bottle ageing while preserving its freshness. This, coupled with a minimum of 5 years of ageing on the lees, ensures finely moussed champagnes of depth and real complexity, perfectly reflecting the characteristics of their ’terroir’.


Cuvées & Sélections by Alexandre Penet is a new range of top quality champagnes combining character, freshness and very low dosage, faithful to the Penet family style. Cuvées & Sélections by Alexandre Penet, are the perfect introduction to the world of low dosage champagnes.

Setting a new standard in luxury champagne

Our wines

Specialists of zero or low dosage champagnes



I found the evolution of his impressively different, newly released range to be worth sharing with fellow Champagne lovers... Alexandre is amongst a minority in Champagne of small growers seeking to break-free of the blending-for consistency mould and produce Champagnes that speak of their vineyards. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Bettane & Desseauve

Great wine makers are rare in Verzy in the heart of the Montagne de Reims. This particular producer whose family history goes back many generations, owns 6 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards. His wines are complete, remarkably full of flavour and complex, a fitting tribute to the terroir they come from... An artist is at work.


A Visionary in Verzy and Verzenay

Alexandre is a singular example of a small grower dreaming big and pursuing his passion. Penet-Chardonnet is certainly a producer to watch over the next decade, especially if you are a fan of lower-dosage, mineral-led Champagne.

International Wine Challenge

Extra Brut Cuvée, par Alexandre Penet, Bronze Medal 2012.

International Wine Challenge

Etra Brut Rosé Cuvée, par Alexandre Penet, Bronze medal 2012.

International Wine Challenge

Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut Cuvée, Grand cru par Alexandre Penet, Bronze Medal 2013

Contact Us

La Maison Penet
Tel. +33 (0)3 51 00 28 80
Fax. +33 (0)3 51 00 28 80
La Maison Penet website
12 rue Gambetta - 51380 Verzy – France