The LORIOT family gave the first notes to the Champagne at the end of the 19th century with Leopold (who was born in 1867) and his wife Palmyre Angelina Maximy. Strong figure herself of the Champagne LORIOT, she followed the lead of her forebear Mathurin Leboucq, wine grower in Nesle-le-Repons since 1675. A prelude in the heart of La Vallée de la Marne, where Leopold, saxophone player in the Festigny brass band, was the first one to set up a press in the village in 1903. This traditional press has been a symbolic centre piece in the Champagne Michel LORIOT’S HISTORY. It gave rhythm to many of harvests and is still kept today in the House cellars.