Based in the Les Riceys appellation of southern Champagne, Elise Dechannes crafts small amounts of site-specific wines that authentically speak of the place from which they come. Les Riceys is best known for its Pinot Noir, which is generally vinified as rosé, though Elise produces a number of wines across the color and flavor profile spectrum, both in still and sparkling formats.
However, Elise did not always plan to become a winemaker. After graduating from Reims Business School, she pursued a career in banking, where she found much success. However, being born in Les Riceys, her original passion had long been in viticulture and vinification. In 2008, she ultimately left the world of finance to pursue her dream.
Elise is equally passionate about organic a...