To showcase our heritage, Mailly Grand Cru gave carte blanche to four talented photographers, each with his own distinctive vision of the Mailly estate. See our vineyards through their eyes, in five themed galleries displaying their work.
The photos displayed here were shot unposed by anonymous photographers with a real eye for the truth. They show what life was really like when the company was just starting out. Digging the cellars, pressing, remuage, disgorgement, labelling – images of people working as one, forging a bond that has prevailed across four generations of winegrowers.
French born Alain Proust has lived and worked for many years in Cape Town, South Africa. His photography draws on this dual culture, playing with the light in panoramic shots of the Grand Cru village of Mailly and its vineyards – a very ‘New World’ ambience at the heart of the Montagne de Reims.
The Vine, The Wine, The Life
Jean Marie Lecomte is a talented photographer and book editor. We commissioned him to document a year in the life of the Mailly winegrower – in the vineyard, in the cellar and at moments of celebration. In these timeless images, selected from nearly 3,000 shots, you see the warm conviviality that is ever a part of our culture.
Fabrice Dehoche is a graduate of the Louis Lumière school in Paris and a 1993 Prix Lancôme prize-winner. Today he concentrates on architectural photography - as these pictures show.
Day and night, inside and out, they capture the elegant lines of our buildings and the refined curves of our underground galleries.
In the cellars
Richard Marchal teaches oenology at the University of Reims and is the author of several scientific papers on wine. He is also intimately acquainted with every twist and turn of the Champagne crayères, conjuring lyrical images of the skills that are played out there. His expert eye captures the serenity of a place steeped in history and laden with untold pleasures