Monthly Archives: December 2018

Champagne village profile: Brasles 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: 80.0 ha (197.7 acres), of which 47% ha Pinot Meunier, 41% Chardonnay, and 12% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Nesles-la-Montagne 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: 40.0 hectares (98.8 acres), of which 76% Pinot Meunier, 13% Chardonnay, and 11% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Étampes-sur-Marne 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: 13.2 hectares (32.6 acres), of which 55% Pinot Meunier, 43% Chardonnay, and 1.5% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Chierry 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: 11.7 hectares (28.9 acres), of which 56% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Meunier, and 5% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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White and red Burgundies from Le Grappin

French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste recently released new wines from Le Grappin in Burgundy. Le Grappin is run by an Australian by the name Andrew Nielsen, and I’ve blogged earlier about the corresponding release in 2015 (then the 2013 vintage) and in … Continue reading

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Reims – the largest city in Champagne, part 4: cooperatives, small producers, former producers

The profile is divided into four parts Part 1: Basic facts Part 2: Major Champagne houses, members of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (A-L) Part 3: Major Champagne houses, members of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (M-Z) Part … Continue reading

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Reims – the largest city in Champagne, part 3: major Champagne houses (M-Z)

The profile is divided into four parts Part 1: Basic facts Part 2: Major Champagne houses, members of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (A-L) Part 3: Major Champagne houses, members of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (M-Z) Part … Continue reading

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