Champagne Chouette de Champillon

The winner of the Champagne tasting of Finland’s major newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, and Alko’s best selling Champagne

We at Viinitie have made a wine with the Autréau Champagne family where we have bottled all the best bits – grapes from Prémier and Grand Cru vineyards and long bottle ageing. Three generations of Autréaus work at the winery today, probably even now toiling away while you’re reading this text. The wines of Champagne Chouette respect the environment and Autréau has voluntary emissions reduction certificates (VERs) for sustainable vine growing and environmentally responsible production. Champagnes like Chouette at this QPR are incredibly difficult to find so we decided to make one ourselves.

P.S. Champagne Chouette became Alko’s most sold Champagne immediately on becoming available at the end of 2016. Helsingin Sanomat’s Champagne judges also like it: our wine received a full  five out of five points and was chosen as Alko’s best Champagne under 30€


Champagne Chouette Blanc de Noirs

Choutte from Champillon competes in its very own category when it comes to QPR.

Producer: Viinitie & Champagne Autréau
Appellation: Champagne AOC
Varieties: Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier
Bottle sizes: 0,2 l, 0,75 l, 1,5 l
Price: from 11,99€


Champagne Chouette Premier Cru Rosé 

Champagne Chouette Rosé is an elegant Champagne with a bit of colour from Pinot Noir. The new arrival from the owl family!

Producer: Viinitie & Champagne Autréau
Appellation: Champagne AOC Premier Cru
Varieties: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Price: 35,50€

Autréau de Champillon


Éric Autréau follows his family’s traditions in making Champagne in the town of Champillon near the historical city of Epernay. There are now three generations working in the cellars since in addition to Éric, his father and son also participate in the work. The family certainly doesn’t lack experience since the Autréaus’ roots in Champagne have been traced back to 1670. The production of the noble sparkling wine started in the 18th century in the footsteps of Dom Pérignon and his teachings.

The grapes for their wonderful Champagnes come from both their own vineyards and from growers in the best villages of the area. Champagne Autréau has 30ha of their own vineyards. The Grand Cru level Chardonnay grapes come from a 5ha plot in Chouilly in the Côte de Blancs region. The red grapes are grown in the Marne valley where they have 4ha of Grand Cru and 7ha of 1er Cru Pinot Noir vineyards as well as 14ha of Pinot Meunier.

Unlike many big Champagne houses Autréau hasn’t resorted to extortionate pricing so the QPR of their Champagnes is fantastic. Meticulous craftsmanship is the basis from start to finish: grapes are carefully selected and the products aren’t released until at least two years ageing.