Monthly Archives: January 2016

Champagne village profile: Loisy-en-Brie in the Val du Petit Morin

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin Vineyards and grape varieties: 71.3 hectares (176.2 acres), of which 59% Pinot Meunier, 32% Chardonnay, and 9% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (85%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Val du Petit Morin … Continue reading

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sChampagne village profile: Givry-lès-Loisy in the Val du Petit Morin

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin Vineyards and grape varieties: 26.1 hectares (64.5 acres), of which 62% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, and 18% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (85%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Val … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Soulières in the Val du Petit Morin

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Val du Petit Morin Vineyards and grape varieties: 32.6 hectares (80.6 acres), of which 83% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier, and 1.5% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (85%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Val … Continue reading

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

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 541.2 hectares (1337.3 acres), of which 90.5% Chardonnay, 9% Pinot Noir, and 0.4% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Premier cru (95%) Noted for: Chardonnay from premier cru-classified vineyards, home village of Duval-Leroy. Maps Google Maps … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bergères-lès-Vertus, a premier cru in the Côte des Blancs

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Côte des Blancs Vineyards and grape varieties: 220.5 hectares (544.9 acres), of which 97% Chardonnay, 2.3% Pinot Noir, and 0.5% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Premier cru (95%) Noted for: Chardonnay from premier cru-classified vineyards. Maps Google Maps view with the villages in … Continue reading

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2014 Chablis from Patrick Piuze

In December I tasted some wines from Chablis producer Patrick Puize at the French-Swedish online merchant Caviste. Piuze’s wines are typical Chablis in style with a lot of mineral, some smoke and a firm palate. Nevertheless, these wines go just a little bit in … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Le Mesnil-sur-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: 433.8 hectares, of which 99.6% Chardonnay, 0.4% Pinot Noir, and <0.1% Pinot Meunier. Classification: Grand cru (100%) Noted for: Chardonnay from grand cru-classified vineyards. Maps Google Maps view with the villages in … Continue reading

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