Champagne Godmé was established in 1930 in the Grand Cru village of Verzenay. Verzenay is located in the Montagne de Reims just seventeen kilometres south east of the city of Reims.
Today, Hugues Godmé and Sabine Guillaume, (descendants of founding winemaker Joseph Godmé) are in charge of winemaking and marketing respectively. The Godmés have 11 hectares of vineyard made up of a mosaic of 70 plots across the villages of Verzenay, Villers-Marmery, Beaumont sur Vesle, Verzy and Villedommange.
The Godmés have an organic approach to viticulture and follow the philosophy of Culture Raisonnée or reasoned farming practises and have recently been declared biodynamic. Hugues Godmé’s goal is to make “light and sensual wines”. He is certainly achieving thisgoal as his champagnes are the epitome of elegance and finesse whilst retaining length of flavour and complexity. The Godmé champagnes range from the aperitif style Blanc de Blancs to the more robust Blanc de Noirs and vintage wines which are the perfect accompaniment for white meat dishes.
Champagne wine writer Brad Baker said of Godmé, “The wines are extremely complex and develop very well. In fact the champagne that Godmé reminds me of is the one and only Dom Perignon”.