Monthly Archives: January 2015

Champagne village profile: Serzy-et-Prin in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 75.6 hectares (186.8 acres), of which 82% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Brouillet on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 83.3 hectares (205.8 acres), of which 69% Pinot Meunier, 16% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et … Continue reading

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Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2012 tasting

In the end of October, MW lined up some German Riesling Grosses Gewächs – on the labels usually written GG for short – from a number of excellent producers and from the likewise excellent vintage 2012. Grosses Gewächs/GG is a designation … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Lagery on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 47.0 hectares (116.1 acres), of which 70% Pinot Meunier, 21% Pinot Noir, and 9,5% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Lhéry on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.9 hectares (39.3 acres), of which 83% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 4% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The premier … Continue reading

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Champagne 2002 tasting with a focus on big producers

In the end of November I held a tasting of vintage 2002 Champagnes in the wine tasting club AuZone. 2002 is a top-notch vintage, and this time the focus of the tasting was larger producers, both Champagne houses and some major … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Faverolles-et-Coëmy in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 76.0 hectares (187.8 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 18% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Noted for: today’s home village of Jeeper Maps Google Maps view with the villages in … Continue reading

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