Since 1935, three varieties, selected for their perfect match in the Champagne region, are allowed for the elaboration of Champagne.
The arbanne the meslier Pinot, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, all white grapes, are also allowed (0.3% of the vineyard).
It covers extensively the Montagne de Reims and the whole Côte des Bar.
Black grape with white juice, it gives aromas of red fruits and provides the body assembly and power.
This variety represents 38.3% of the vineyard.
Mainly grown on the Côte des Blancs, this is the only grape with white grapes.
Young, finesse gives floral notes, certain minerals.
Because of its slow evolution, it is particularly suitable for long aging.
It represents 29.5% of the vineyard.
Located mainly in the Marne Valley, it provides flexibility, fruity intensity and roundness to the bouquet. Such as Pinot Noir, Meunier is a black grape with white juice.
This variety represents 31.9% of the vineyard.
According to the winemaker for each range, different wines are offered:
Plain without year (BSA)
It is made from the blend of grapes and wines from different years. He spent at least 15 months in the cellar.
It is obtained exclusively from wines from Chardonnay.
It is made exclusively from wines from Pinot Noir and / or miller.
It is obtained from both methods are at the discretion of the winemaker:
Assembly: This method involves assembling red wine vinified under the name Champagne Cuvée white juice.
Bleeding or maceration: whole grains of black grapes are left to macerate, until the desired shade.
It arises from the blending wines from the same year (different vintages and / or varieties) when exceptional.
It requires at least 3 years of cellar aging.
The prestige cuvée
This is an exception from selected parcels of old vines or privileged hillside wines.
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