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Clos des Maladries

Etienne Calsac


Our Two Cents

SEE: Straw-like yellow with hints of green around the edges and spritzy effervescence. 

SMELL: Green apple, pear and quince. Perhaps a squeeze of lime and a dash of salt.

TASTE: Almond, honeycomb and sliced orchard fruit. Sharp, precise and linear in structure with a plush and silky mouthfeel that lingers.

PAIR: Pop this bottle with a fancy dinner starring roast duck, or pair it with a black truffle bagel smeared with cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon and fresh dill.

The walled-in Clos des Maladries vineyard sits at the border of Avize behind Etienne’s ancestral home. These vines were planted by Etienne’s grandfather in the 1970s. Plowed by horse and bottled as a single vintage each year, this Grand Cru cuvée is a representation of prime terroir. The name “Les Maladries” has roots in the Middle Ages when the area was used to house those who had fallen sick with the plague.

* There is a purchase limit of 1 bottle per customer. This bottle is special, rare, and in limited supply. 

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Asked Questions

  • Do you do tastings?

    Mais Oui!

    Join us every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm where we will have three cuvées chilled and ready for you.

    There is a tasting fee of 40$ for non-members (waived with the purchase of a bottle), and members taste for free! 

    *Reservations for groups of 5 or more appreciated. 

    Check out our Events & Tasting page under "Discover" on our homepage for seasonal ticketed events and happenings.

    For information on private group tastings and events send us an email at

  • Can you provide recommendations?

    We thought you’d never ask! Whether you’re choosing Champagne for yourself or a gift for someone else, fatcork celebration specialists have you covered! Need help pairing a bottle from your club allocation for your dinner party? We can help there too! In our online bottle shop, you’ll discover an assortment of beautifully curated bundles and gift sets. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, call or email us, and we’d be happy to help you navigate our inventory of delicious bubbles.

  • Do I have to be a club member to shop bottles?

    No way José. All are welcome to purchase any of our delicious bubbles online or in person at the fatcork cave.

  • What do I do if my Champagne is corked?

    Damp, wet cardboard? That’s not on the tasting note! Cork taint is the worst, but all fatcork Champagnes use natural cork closures, so it does happen on the rare occasion. Please let us know, and will happily replace the bottle. Before you throw it away, snap a photo of the back label and we can refer to the code for reference. Email it to along with the order number.

  • Can I return or exchange my bottles?

    We aim to please. Call or email us, so we can talk about what happened and how we can make things right.

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