Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mixed news including several Burgundies

A couple of weeks ago, the Stockholm branch of the wine tasting club Munskänkarna held a tasting of news in the range of the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Although I sometimes lead tastings in Munskänkarna, I was not guilty of choosing the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Cuisles on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 33.0 hectares (81.5 acres), of which 75% Pinot Meunier, 16% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Jonquery on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 42.2 hectares (104.3 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view … Continue reading

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Mixed wines

A couple of weeks ago the French-Swedish online wine dealer Franska vinlistan (“French wine list”) put on a tasting of mixed wines from their range. Here my impressions of some of the wines. Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne Champagne, 50% Pinot Noir and 50% … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Baslieux-sous-Châtillon on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 78.2 hectares (193.2 acres), of which 73% Pinot Meunier, 17% Pinot Noir, and 10% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Cuchery on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 142.2 hectares (351.4 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 7% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: La Neuville-aux-Larris on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 6.9 hectares (17.1 acres), of which 96% Pinot Meunier, 2% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la … Continue reading

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