Le Saint Marcoul is a sparkling wine. It is produced in traditional method (second fermentation in the bottle).
The wines and blends are controlled and tasted by the Curtil family and their Champagne oenologist for continuous quality.
The CURTIL Vineyard produces the following range:
- Cuvée Blanc Brut or Demi-Sec
- Cuvée Rosé Brut or Demi-Sec
- Réserve Blanc Brut
- Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
- Half-bottles of Blanc Brut
- Magnums of Blanc Brut, Rosé Brut and Blanc de blancs
For birthday and wedding celebrations, we propose our large bottle:
- Jeroboam, 3 L in white brut
News from Vineyard Curtil
Origin of the name
Saint Marcoul is the name of a chapel housing a spring whose water has always been reputed for its curative virtues. The Kings of France used to make a pilgrimage to Corbeny every year for this famous spring... Now the Saint Marcoul Chapel adjoins the vineyard.
A little history
The cult of Saint Marcoul : of Norman origin, Saint Marcoul, renowned for his numerous cures, was buried in 558. In 898, his relics were saved from the Viking invasions and welcomed by Charles III in his royal villa of Corbeny; from the 12th to the 17th century, they were the goal of a pilgrimage allowing to cure a plague reputed to be incurable, the écrouelles.
Twenty-one kings of France, as early as Robert I, accepted the custom of going to Corbeny, the day after their coronation in the abbey of Reims, to bow before the tomb and thus confirm their healing power.
For centuries, many pilgrims came regularly to prostrate themselves to obtain the cure of their ills or to thank the patron saint.
Occupied since September 1914, the village will be entirely destroyed in April 1917. The Chapel of Saint Marcoul will be rebuilt after the war.
A first personalized capsule was made in 2011.
A first collection was started in 2014 with 4 first capsules representing the different works of the vine and the wine. The 3 series of 4 capsules are out now until the beginning of 2020.
In 2020, 6 new capsules are presented on our bottles in honor of our ancestors. A small text is written on the front of the wirehoods to introduce them.