Monthly Archives: November 2018

Champagne Savart, a new release from Caviste

Some Champagnes from Savart was once again released by French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste. Savart is one of the new generation of high-class small producers in Champagne, and has become noted in wider circles in recent years. He is located in Écueil, … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Blesmes on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.0 hectares (37.1 acres), of which 91% Pinot Meunier and 9% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) Maps Google Maps … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Gland on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 146.4 hectares (361.8 acres), of which 69% Pinot Meunier, 16% Pinot Noir, and 15% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Fossoy on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 62.1 hectares (153.5 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 12% Pinot Noir, and 10% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Mont-Saint-Père on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 152.4 hectares (376.6 acres), of which 61% Pinot Meunier, 21% Pinot Noir, and 18% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Some wines from Ferdinando Principiano including a surprisingly good 2014 Barolo

The non-French wines sold by French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste are all from Piemonte/Piedmont. Foremost among these are Ferdinando Principiano, a producer in Serralunga d’Alba in the Barolo zone. Previous Caviste releases of Principiano wines were 2017 (then particularly good, with a … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Chartèves on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 0.1 ha (0.25 acres), of which 100% Pinot Meunier. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Maps Google Maps view with the … Continue reading

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