His grandson Claude Cazals invented the gyropalette, the machine that automatically shakes champagne bottles – thus significantly reducing manual labour in champagne production. Delphine Cazals, a representative of the family's fourth generation, is now in charge of the winery.
Champagne Cazals owns 10 hectares of vineyards, all of them in the Grand Cru communes of Oger and Mesnil-sur-Oger. The heart of the Cazals vineyards is the Clos Cazals, one of the nine true clos – vineyards enclosed by a wall – in the whole of Champagne.
The 3.5-hectare Clos Cazals is located in the Grand Cru classified village of Oger. The vines were planted in 1947, and the wine has been bottled separately since 1995 – quickly making a name for itself as one of Champagne's incomparable blancs de blancs.
The Cazals style combines pure, juicy fruit with a soft texture. These accessible wines are always wonderfully balanced, making them great fun for connoisseurs and beginners alike.