Monthly Archives: April 2016

Champagne village profile: Orbais-l’Abbaye on the left bank of the Marne valley, one of two villages proposed to be thrown out of the Champagne appellation

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 44.0 hectares (108.7 acres), of which 95.9% Pinot Meunier, 2.3% Pinot Noir, and 1.8% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée … Continue reading

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Chardonnay from Domaine Labet in Jura

Recently, Swedish-French online wine merchant Caviste presented a release from Domaine Labet i Jura. I tasted the corresponding release in 2014, when I wrote a bit more on the producer, and in 2015. The tasting included three Chardonnay wines that were sold … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: La Ville-sous-Orbais on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 0.4 hectares (1.0 acres), of which 100% Pinot Meunier. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%?) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la Marne … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Le Breuil on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 140.5 hectares (347.2 acres), of which 82% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir, and 7% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Noted for: home village of the Champagne house Pierre Mignon Maps … Continue reading

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