Category Archives: France

Some wines from Goisot

In March, Swedish-French online merchant Caviste showed a new batch of wines from Domaine Goisot, a producer in the Grand Auxerrois, an area around Chablis, which puts us in the northwestern part of Burgundy. Goisot is an organic and biodynamical producer, with … Continue reading

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

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 37.2 hectares (91.9 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 17% Pinot Noir, and 3% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Maps Google … Continue reading

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Suenen – a high-class blanc de blancs Champagne producer

Last week I tasted some Champagnes from Suenen, a producer located in Cramant in the Côte de Blancs part of Champagne, and part of the range sold by Caviste. Since 2009, Suenen is run by Aurélien Suenen, following the premature passing away of … Continue reading

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Domaine de Marcoux from Southern Rhône

A couple of months ago I tasted some wines from Domaine de Marcoux, a southern Rhône producer, thanks to French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste. This was the first time I tasted this producer chez Caviste but I have encountered the odd bottle before. … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyards and grape varieties: 10.6 hectares (26.2 acres), of which 100% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Monts … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Selles in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyard and grape varieties: 10.0 hectares (24.7 acres), of which 94% Pinot Meunier and 6% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Nogent-l’Abbesse, the central village in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyards and grape varieties: 170.8 hectares (422.1 acres), of which 99.4% Chardonnay and 0.5% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (87%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages … Continue reading

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