Fred Savart works with two varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, across two neighboring villages - Ecueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds. The soils of Ecueil tend to be more sand based with some clay mid-slope while Villers-aux-Noeuds is chalkier.
Fred Savart is a force to be reckoned with. Tasting in his cellar is as much a tour of the various terroirs of the Montagne de Reims as it is a discussion of what’s new in the wine world. Fred is first and foremost a farmer but right behind that he is a bonafide wine geek. His cellar's entrance is lined with dead soldiers from all the great names and his idea of having you over for dinner is blind tasting you on things that he's really excited about at that moment.