- Expert Champagne-maker from Ruinart ($100-$200/bottle). He knows how to make really expensive French Champagne.
- Elite winemakers like Jean-Philippe Moulin are a rare breed. For 20 years he's been quietly producing some of the most famous wines on the planet (Ruinart, Mumm, Perrier Jouet, Baron de Rothschild, to name a few...) To those in the know, the guy is a legend.
- Using the same source of grapes and techniques behind some of those world famous labels, he's produced a line-up of top-shelf Champagne with his name on the label.
Map of Jean Philippe's vineyard
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"In 1977, I began my career in Champagne working as an agriculture engineer specializing in viticulture and oenology.
I began working as a winemaker as I've always been interested in the wine and especially wine making. It's a nice mix between science, quality, creativity and innovation.
My favorite parts of the job are: the harvest, as every year is different, the winemaking because of the exaltation of developing a new vintage every year, the communication around the product and the pleasure of tasting beautiful wines.
I produce unique champagnes based on the chardonnay grapes, with long aging on the lees in our cellars.
My greatest achievements include vintage blending with Louise Pommery and Dom Ruinart, also my involvement in some great projects like Scharffenberger winery in California, or the Pommery winery.
Some of my most memorable moments include a wine festival in Hawaii on the island of Maui, the round trip in the US to launch the '96 Dom Ruinart vintage and presenting a masterclass in Japan, holding 80 sommeliers focus over 4 hours.
In the future, climate warming will be the biggest challenge, as it will change a lot of things in viticulture and winemaking.
I am very proud that many of the wines I have been responsible for have received a lot of awards in many French and International contests."