Monthly Archives: December 2015

Champagne village profile: Étréchy, a premier cru in the Val du Petit Morin

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin Vineyards and grape varieties: 9.6 hectares, of which 100% Chardonnay. Classification: Premier cru (90%), was formerly a premier cru for white grapes only and “autre cru” (87%) for black grapes. Noted for: Chardonnay from premier cru-classified vineyards. … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Val-des-Marais, a premier cru in the Côte des Blancs

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 29.7 hectares (73.4 acres), of which 100% Chardonnay. Classification: Premier cru (90%), was formerly a premier cru for white grapes only and “autre cru” (87%) for black grapes. Noted for: Chardonnay from premier cru-classified … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Oger, a grand cru in the Côte des Blancs

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 403.0 hectares (995.8 acres), of which 99.6% Chardonnay and 0.4% Pinot Noir. Classification: Grand cru (100%) Noted for: Chardonnay from grand cru-classified vineyards Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Côte … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Avize, a grand cru in the Côte des Blancs

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 267.9 hectares (662.0 acres), of which 100% Chardonnay. Classification: Grand cru (100%) Noted for: Chardonnay from grand cru-classified vineyards, home village of Jacques Selosse (the best small grower in Champagne) and … Continue reading

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Champagne from Savart

It was time again for the annual release Champagne Savart from the French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste, now for the fifth time. Savart is one of the new generation of high-class small growers in Champagne and is located in Écueil, a premier cru … Continue reading

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

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 41.4 hectares (102.3 acres), of which 99.0% Chardonnay, 0.7% Pinot Noir, and 0.2% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Premier cru (95%) Noted for: Chardonnay from premier cru-classificed vineyards. Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Villeneuve-Renneville-Chevigny, a premier cru in the Côte des Blancs

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 96.6 hectares (238.7 acres), of which 99.1% Chardonnay, 0.8% Pinot Noir, and 0.1% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Premier cru (95%) Noted for: Chardonnay from premier cru-classified vineyards. Also called: Villeneuve-Renneville Not to be … Continue reading

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