Monthly Archives: September 2015

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the 2012 vintage

In June, the Swedish importer Vinunic again arranged a tasting of the current vintage from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which meant the 2012 vintage. DRC, as they are commonly known, is a well-known Burgundy producer that is widely considered to … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Brimont north of Reims

Key facts for Brimont Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 44.5 hectares (110.0 acres), of which 82% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Map Neighbouring villages None of … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Villers-Franqueux in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 13.8 hectares (34.1 acres), of which 83% Pinot Meunier, 9% Chardonnay, and 8% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Thil in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 79.6 hectares? (possibly 49.6 ha), or 196.7 acres, of which 75% Pinot Meunier, 17% Chardonnay, and 8% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Map Neighbouring villages … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Pouillon in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 52.5 hectares (129.7 acres), of which 71% Pinot Meunier, 17% Chardonnay, and 12% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Saint-Thierry, a historical village in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 56.6 hectares (139.9 acres), of which 47% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir, and 20% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (87%) Noted for: its historical abbey. Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Châlons-sur-Vesle in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 2.1 hectares (5.2 acres), all (100%) Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Map Neighbouring villages North and northeast: Chenay East: Merfy West and northwest: Trigny Comment: some of the neighbouring … Continue reading

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