Monthly Archives: August 2015

Burgundies from Le Grappin

French-Swedish niche importer Caviste put on a tasting of some red and white Burgundies from Le Grappin, a recently established winery run by an Australian, Andrew Nielsen. I also tasted wines from this producer chez Caviste in August last year. A somewhat … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Grauves, a premier cru in the Côte des Blancs

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 190.8 hectares (471.5 acres), of which 90.7% Chardonnay, 7.6% Pinot Meunier, and 1.6% Pinot Noir. Classification: Premier cru (95%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Côte des Blancs highlighted. … Continue reading

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Champagne city profile: Châlons-en-Champagne

Key facts Located in: the eastern part of the Champagne wine region, outside the vineyard areas. Classification: none, there are no vineyards. Noted for: regional capital of Champagne-Ardenne, home city of the Joseph Perrier Champagne house. Map None of the neighbouring communes of … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Moslins in the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Côteaux Sud d’Épernay Vineyards and grape varieties: 14.7 hectares, of which 58% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier, and 9% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with all the villages in the Côteaux Sud d’Épernay area highlighted. The premier … Continue reading

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