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American actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest celebrity to enter the wine and drinks game, following yesterday’s announcement that he had invested in Rémy Cointreau group-owned Champagne Telmont.
Telmont prides itself on its green credentials, which the brand claims motivated DiCaprio’s determination to get financially involved.
‘Leonardo DiCaprio’s decision to become a shareholder sends Telmont a strong message of support that will encourage us as we carry out our ambitious plans,’ said Ludovic du Plessis, chairman and shareholder of Champagne Telmont.
‘We share the same convictions and the same commitment to protecting the environment. The House has one foot in tradition and the other in modernity, but both firmly rooted in the terroir. We aim to act in the name of Mother Nature in everything we do.’
The House of Telmont was founded in 1912 by Henri Lhôpital, courageous wine grower, following the Champagne riots of 1911, in the village of Damery, near Epernay. The House is rich in ancestral know-how: four generations of winegrowers bequeathed their strong commitment to their terroir and their grapes to their successors, as well as the art of mastering each stage of wine making. Within their vineyards, important steps had been taken to transition towards organic agriculture. The wines have a unique personality, presence, complexity and maturity, all the while preserving a remarkable ethereality. Telmont’s style is defined by its tension and its freshness. The house enables the terroir to express itself through its champagne, employing its know-how to help reveal the various facets of nature.
In the coming months and years, the Telmont team will continue the ambitious certification process of the Telmont estate and will work towards a common goal with all partner winegrowers : to convert Telmont into a 100% organic champagne House over the next ten years. The House has adopted a new approach: more transparent bottles, no more packaging or gift boxes. The objective is to reduce the House’s environmental footprint at every stage, from the production to the distribution. All this with full transparency.
Each bottle is individually numbered and the new labels show everything, clearly and simply, listing all the components and methods used to produce Telmont champagnes. The journey will be long and challenging, but the team will go down this road not only with passion and humility but also with great determination and sincerity. The House vows to always openly share its progress, not to be pinned as an example but to encourage everyone to respect mother nature, to whom we owe so much. In Nomine Terrae.