• Champagne Château de Boursault commits to Pink October with RoseUp

    Publication date : october 03, 2023

    Champagne Château de Boursault is proud to join forces with the RoseUp association in support of the Pink October campaign. In this period dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, we are taking another step towards hope, solidarity and medical research.

    A commitment to a noble cause

    Champagne Château de Boursault, the renowned champagne producer, is delighted to announce its partnership with the RoseUp association, which informs, accompanies and defends the rights of women affected by all types of cancer. As part of our commitment to this noble cause, we will donate €2 to RoseUp for every bottle of rosé champagne (Rosé de saignée and Rosé de saignée “Les Contes”) purchased during the month of October. This initiative reflects our commitment to women’s health and our desire to actively contribute to raising awareness and medical research in the field of breast cancer.

    Pink October: a month of solidarity

    Pink October is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer, encourage early detection, support patients and fund research. Champagne Château de Boursault joins this initiative to remind us of the crucial importance of prevention, screening and support for those affected by this disease.

    Join us in this noble cause

    We invite our customers and partners to join us in this worthy cause. By choosing RoseUp and enjoying our rosé champagne this month, you are actively contributing to the fight against breast cancer. Together, we can make a real difference.

    We warmly thank our community for its continued support, and hope that this action will inspire others to commit to a cause that touches so many lives.

    To find out more about RoseUp’s missions: https://www.rose-up.fr/

    To find out more about our partnership with RoseUp and our commitment to Pink October, please contact us or visit our website.

    Together, we’re making a difference. 🌸🥂💗 #ChâteaudeBoursault #OctobreRose #Soutien #Solidarité #CancerDuSein #Roseup

  • Order online – we deliver to over 40 new destinations

    New! Order online and be delivered around the world, to more than 40 new destinations:

    Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, USA.

    Visit our online store, English version. It’s here.

    The prices are “all inclusive”, ie from the cellars of the Château to your door. They include transport, customs fees and local taxes, insurance and  tracking number.

    Nothing changes for deliveries in France, it’s still on our online store, French version, and it’s here.

  • The pruning of the vines in the Clos du Château

    Pruning, pruning, pruning, at this moment in the enclosure of the Château de Boursault.

    Émilie, Loïc and Sylvain, in charge of the many work in the vineyard, are in the middle of a pruning session.

    Pruning is one of the most important tasks in running a vineyard. It takes place from November to March, from the fall of the leaves to the opening of the buds.

    Why prune?

    The purpose of pruning is to structure the vine stock to limit and organize future vegetation, and thus promote sunshine for the bunches to ensure optimal maturity. The vines will be more airy, therefore less conducive to the development of fungi such as downy mildew, powdery mildew or Botrytis.

    The task is huge: Émilie, Loïc and Sylvain will spend an average of 1mn and 20s per foot. There are more than 8,000 vines per hectare, and there are 13 hectares of vines in the Château de Boursault.

    Legend has it that it was a goat that helped viticulture take a big step forward. At the time, the winegrowers noticed that carefully grazed vines gave more qualitative grapes …

  • The Château de Boursault during the 1913/1927 period

    If we already know a lot about the origins of the Château de Boursault during the period with the family of Madame Veuve Clicquot, it was a period on which we had very little information: the one between 1913 and 1927.

    The year 1913 marked the end of the Clicquot period with the sale of Château de Boursault by the great-granddaughter of Veuve Clicquot, the Duchesse d’Uzès, who was to finance the political activities of général Boulanger, hoping that he would help Philippe d’Orléans restore the monarchy. The Duchess devoted to this adventure a considerable part of her fortune.

    As for the year 1927, it marked the beginning of the Fringhian period, with the acquisition of the Domaine du Château de Boursault by Achod Fringhian, great-grandfather of the current producer of the Champagne Château de Boursault, Alexandre.

    To fill this gap in the history of the Castle, we had the pleasure to welcome on our Domain the descendants of the owners from 1913 to 1927, who were able to bring us the precious information and testimonies relative to this period.

    It was thus in 1913 that Frank Berry, born in 1861 in Ontario, Canada, and married to a French woman, Marguerite du Bouzet, acquired the Château de Boursault to live there.

    The castle in 1914:

     A beautiful portrait of Frank and Marguerite Berry in 1912:

    Unfortunately, the First World War broke out, and as early as October 1914, the Germans occupied the Château de Boursault. This occupation of the castle only lasted 8 days.

    In a correspondence with the Berry family in Canada, Ms. Berry’s personal assistant wrote: “On arrival, the German soldiers pointed a gun to an employee’s head to show them where the valuables were. […] If they took jewels and tapestries, no one was hurt, and there were only very little damages. They drank the wine, present in quantity in the cellars of the castle. That probably saved the castle because they were too busy drinking to hurt anybody. But perhaps they also did not want to ransack a castle in which the first German Emperor Guillaume 1er had stayed in the 1870s, thinking that their present emperor, Guillaume II, would also want to stay there … “.



    George Herbert Berry, a very close nephew of Frank Berry, stayed at the Chateau. He was a member of the Expeditionary Forces of Canada in Lemnos (Greece) during the First World War, then a member of the British Royal Field Artillery in France. He was wounded, and died on October 9, 1917. He is buried in Poperinge, Belgium.


    The post-war period was, of course, happier.

    Here, with their son Pierre, born in 1911 in Paris, on the domestic donkey in front of Château de Boursault, and with Madame Berry’s personal assistant:

    Frank Berry died in May 1923.

    The Berry family sold the Château de Boursault in 1927.

    Finally, an astonishing comparison before / after of the Château de Boursault living rooms in 1914 and 2017:



  • A discovery day at the Clos of Boursault

    Great day at the Château de Boursault, which opened its doors to its customers on June 29, 2019: visit of the Clos, visit of the cellars, tastings organized between vineyards and castle, and lunch in the castle.

  • The Millésime/Vintage 2004 has arrived!

    After having won many awards, the most prestigious being the “Palme des Vinalies“, awarded by the Œnologues de France in 2016, our Vintage 2002 has earned its deserved retirement.

    To succeed the 2002, let us introduce our new Millésime, the 2004, a prestigious Blanc de Blancs from the Clos du Château de Boursault, in which our small parcels of Chardonnay (3 hectares) receive special attention.

    According to Decanter, the 2004 Champagne vintages show “exceptional quality with an excellent balance of fruit and acidity,” while iDealWine points to “an incredibly plentiful year, in which Chardonnay was unquestionably the best.”

    A unique vineyard, enclosed by walls surrounding a castle in Champagne, a sustainable viticulture, a new Vintage 2004 100% Chardonnay full of promise …


    Do not hesitate. This Vintage 2004 is now available here, but quantities are limited.

  • Dynamic outbreak of the buds!

    In the Clos of the Château de Boursault, the 2018 vintage is “born” … It’s a new story that begins.

    After the heavy rain, the good weather and its hot weather in late April 2018.

    It did not need more to provoke an awakening, certainly late compared to 2017, but very dynamic of the vine at the Champagne Château de Boursault: the roots have taken again of service, pumping the water in the ground, which allows the sap to resume circulation and feed the vine.

    As a result we bave the bud break: the buds hatch and release their “wad”, which will will then become the leaves. This is the time of year when the vine sees its flower being born.

    And rarely have we seen a bud burst as fast!

    And this dynamism, if it is confirmed, is one of the necessary points for a good harvest: the shorter the budding period, the more the buds will hatch at the same time and the grapes will therefore mature at the same time. This will facilitate the 2018 harvest.

  • A little recap of our last 9 awards…

    If the French team has equaled its record of medals at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, the rewards for the Champagne Château de Boursault have not stopped since the end of Autumn, with not less than 9 awards !

    Here is the summary:

    Brut Tradition

    Silver medal at the Glass of Bubbly 2017 contest, category “Classic & Elegant”
    Bronze Medal at the 2018 Concours Général Agricole in Paris
    15.5/20 at the 2017 Jancis Robinson tasting


    Gold Medal at the Glass of Bubbly 2017 contest, category “Classic & Elegant”
    16/20 at Jancis Robinson 2017 Tasting

    Rose de Saignée

    Bronze Medal at the Glass of Bubbly 2017 contest, “First Date” category
    15.5/20 at the 2017 Jancis Robinson tasting

    Blanc de Noirs

    16/20 at Jancis Robinson 2017 Tasting

    Millésime 2002

    16.5/20 at the 2017 Jancis Robinson tasting

  • One of the earliest harvests since 1950

    At the Champagne Château de Boursault, the 2017 harvest began on September 1st and ended on September 8th. It must be said that they have given us many surprises…

    But how is this exceptional precocity explained?

    Although our Clos was not impacted by spring frosts (loss of 23% of the buds throughout the Champagne region, compared with 5% at the Château de Boursault), this precocity is explained by an exceptionally hot and sunny period between mid-May and late July, followed by numerous storms in August. This alternation accelerated the maturity of the clusters to trigger the first shots of secateurs as of September 1st. This makes 2017 one of the earliest years since 1950 after 2003, 2007 and 2011.


    What impact on quality?

    The frequent stormy rains that then occurred before the harvest began when the grapes were mature, activating the foci of botrytis, the vine disease responsible for “gray rot”. Has this led to a decline in quality? No, because sorting became the watchword at Champagne Château de Boursault. A rigorous sorting at the harvest, plus a second rigorous sorting before pressing, have kept the most beautiful bunches, in order to maintain a quality identical to the previous years, this quality so dear to our customers.

    Thanks to these actions, the grapes thus harvested were able to present a satisfactory acidity and a very promising balance. Their final quality will be evaluated during the tastings of clear wines, before bottling (scheduled for April 2018) and the second fermentation which will give them their effervescence.