Monthly Archives: October 2014

Champagne village profile: Les Mesneux, a premier cru village in the Petite Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 47.6 hectares (117.6 acres), of which 61% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay. Classification: Premier cru (90%) Map Neighbouring villages West, almost westnorthwest: Pargny-lès-Reims (premier cru) West, almost westsouthwest: Jouy-lès-Reims (premier cru) Southwest: Ville-Dommange (premier cru) … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Vrigny, a premier cru village in the Petite Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 90.7 hectares (224.1 acres), of which 71% Pinot Meunier, 19.5% Pinot Noir, and 9.3% Chardonnay. Classification: Premier cru (90%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et … Continue reading

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Faugères wines from Binet-Jacquet

I recently tasted some wines from Domaine Binet-Jacquet presented by French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste. This is a recently started wine producer, with 2006 as their first vintage. Some words on Faugères These wines are from the Faugères appellation, located approximately in the middle of Languedoc in … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Coulommes-la-Montagne, a premier cru village in the Petite Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 77.1 hectares, of which 65% Pinot Meunier, 21% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Noir, and 1% others. Classification: Premier cru (90%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Pargny-lès-Reims, a premier cru village in the Petite Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 76.7 hectares (189.5 acres), of which 76.7% Pinot Meunier, 18.8% Pinot Noir and 4.4% Chardonnay. Classification: Premier cru (90%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Jouy-lès-Reims, a premier cru village in the Petite Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 95.2 hectares (235.2 acres), of 55.8% Pinot Meunier, 28.5% Pinot Noir, 14.6 % Chardonnay, and 1.3% other varieties. Classification: Premier cru (90%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Ville-Dommange, a premier cru village in the Petite Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varities: 192.0 hectares (474.4 acres), of which 58% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, and 12% Chardonnay. Classification: Premier cru (90%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. … Continue reading

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