These following pictures have been done in a Champagne vineyard, during the 2014 harvest. This producer raises some Chardonnay white grapes, in a 17 ha vineyard. The village is on the ‘Grand Cru’ appellation, only 2 % of the Champagne villages have the best ‘Grand Cru’ appellation. Champagnes are ‘Blanc de Blancs’, it means they are only made with Chardonnay white grapes (no Pinot Noir, and no Pinot Meunier, both red grapes). Area of ‘Côtes des Blancs’ is one of the best area in Champagne. It’s near ‘Epernay’, a small city which is the capital of Champagne.
Great time with this champagne producer, located in the Premier Cru area of Champagne, in France. I visited all the facilities of the cooperative that owns the winemaking equipment and produce wines of great quality. All is very clean and they do extremely serious work in this village of Champagne Premier Cru.
The wines are made at 90% of black grapes and 10% white grapes. The black grapes provide a very fruity wine, while white grapes are used to provide better care in the long term.