Monthly Archives: November 2014

Champagne village profile: Méry-Prémecy, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 27.0 hectares (66.7 acres), of which 64% Pinot Meunier, 28% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bligny, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: approx 5.3 ha (13.1 acres), in principle all of it Pinot Meunier. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Risk of confusion: there is also a Champagne village called Bligny in the Bar-sur-Aubois area, in … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Chambrecy, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyard and grape varieties: 62.0 hectares (153.2 acres), of which 95.1% Pinot Meunier, 4.6% Pinot Noir, and 0.3% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Saint-Euphraise-et-Clairizet, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 37.0 hectares (91.4 acres), of which 86.5% Pinot Meunier, 8.9% Chardonnay, and 4.6% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bouilly, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 51.1 hectares (126.3 acres), of which 73.4% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, and 11.5% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (87%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The … Continue reading

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Barolo and other wines from Borgogno

About two months ago, I visited an event where most of the range from the Swedish importer group Vingruppen (yes, it simply means “The wine group”) was available for tasting. A few producers were also represented, including wine maker Andrea Farinetti from Borgogno, a Piemonte producer mostly known for their Barolo … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Chaumuzy, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 83.2 hectares (205.6 acres), of which 93% Pinot Meunier, 4% Chardonnay, and 4% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The premier … Continue reading

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