Monthly Archives: August 2014

Champagne village profile: Louvois, a grand cru village in the Grande Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Grande Montagne de Reims Vineyards and grape varieties: 41.0 hectares (101.3 acres), of which 81% Pinot Noir, 18% Chardonnay, and 0.2% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Grand cru (100%) Noted for: Pinot Noir from grand cru vineyards. Other … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Tauxières-Mutry in the Grande Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Grande Montagne de Reims Vineyards and grape varieties: 238.5 hectares (589.3 acres), of which 79% Pinot Noir, 16% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Premier cru (99%) Noted for: good Pinot Noir, one of the two most … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Germaine in the Grande Montagne de Reims, one of two villages proposed to be thrown out of the Champagne appellation

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Grande Montagne de Reims Vineyards and grape varieties: 26.3 hectares (65.0 acres), of which 96% Pinot Meunier, 3% Chardonnay, and 0.6% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) Noted for: Proposed (in 2007) to be removed from … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Fontaine-sur-Aÿ in the Grande Montagne de Reims – a recent addition from the 1990s

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Grande Montagne de Reims Vineyards and grape varieties: 29.9 hectares (73.9 acres), of which 69% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 1% Pinot Meunier. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) Noted for: Became an approved … Continue reading

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Le Grappin – an Australian newcomer in Burgundy

Martin of French-Swedish niche importer Caviste invited to a tasting of wines from a new producer from Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. And that’s new as in new in Martin’s range as well as in newly established. The producer is … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Tours-sur-Marne in the Grande Montagne de Reims, one of the grand cru villages

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Grande Montagne de Reims Vineyards and grape varieties: 52.5 hectares (129.7 acres), of which 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay. Classification: Grand cru (100%), used to be a grand cru for red grapes only and … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Hautvillers in the Grande Vallée de la Marne – home village of Dom Pérignon

Key facts Located in subregion / raea: Vallée de la Marne / Grande Vallée de la Marne Classification: Premier cru (93%) Vineyards and grape varieties: 284.1 hectares (702.0 acres), of which 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier, and 22% Chardonnay. Noted for: Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier … Continue reading

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