It was in 1846 that the wine trading business has been founded by cooper Etienne Cochet, based in Ambonnay. It’s one of the 17 grands crus de Champagne, renowned for its excellent Pinot Noir.
From 1875, his son, Pol Cochet, began to develop his own vineyard and elaborated his first assemblages.
This is the beginning of a long family tradition, aiming to sublimate the character of the grapes, which are rigorously selected in all circumstances among the greatest terroirs of Champagne.
After the World War I, Henri Petitjean, Pol Cochet's son-in-law, succeeded him and continued the development of the activity.
Pierre Petitjean, his son, passionate about oenology, takes for his part the Direction of the Champagne Oenological Institute, a company that specialized in the advice to the Champagne producers.
Henri Petitjean's grandson, Michel, took over the Domaine's management in 1960. Despite the economic fluctuations and climatic hazards experienced by Champagne in the 1970s and 1980s, he got to pursue the same quality policy in order to ensure the rapid development of the number of bottles produced.