He also exchanges grapes for his vintage champagnes with Bonnaire, the maker of Coop's Fine Food champagne, in Cramant.
Located in the Grand Cru commune of Verzenay, Arnould's vineyards are planted with 80% Pinot noir and 20% Chardonnay. Many champagne cellar masters consider Verzenay to be the most reliable source of great, storable Pinot noir. Known for their intensity, precision, elegance and pronounced minerality, the wines are dense, full-bodied and highly acidic – a rare combination.
From these wonderful grapes Patrick Arnould makes wines with excellent value for money, and they have brought him international fame. Bottled for the first time in 2002, his top wine – the Mémoire de Vignes – is already counted among the three best blancs de noirs in the whole of the Champagne region.