Montagne de Reims

  • The vineyard: stretches around the city of Reims.
  • Climate: semi-oceanic, very cold winter, warm to fresh summer.
  • Soil: chalk and limestone.
  • Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir, some Pinot Meunier and a little Chardonnay.

Champagne et Villages has selected family owned Domaines in Ambonnay, Berru, Bouzy, Louvois, Trépail, Verzy, Verzenay.

Vallée de la Marne

  • Vineyard: growing on the two sides of the Marne river.
  • Climate: semi-oceanic, very cold winter, warm to fresh summer.
  • Relief: facing North and South along the valley.
  • Soil: rich with clay and alluvium.
  • Grape Varieties: Pinot Meunier mainly planted in this area as it is more resistant to frost, a little of Pinot Noir and some Chardonnay.

Champagne et Villages has selected family owned Domaines in Dizy, Mancy, Moussy, Pierry, Vinay, St Martin d'Ablois, Passy sur Marne, Boursault, Mesnil le Huttier, La Neuville aux Larris.

Côte des Blancs

  • Vineyard: It is the smallest starting in Epernay ending in Vertus. Stretching over only a few miles .
  • Climate: semi-oceanic, very fresh winter, warm to fresh summer.
  • Relief: facing East and having sun rise.
  • Soil : chalk with not so much topsoil.
  • Grape Varieties: Chardonnay and very little Pinot noir. The different tastes between the villages are absolutely amazing.

Champagne et Villages has selected family owned Domaines in Avize, Chouilly, Oger, Mesnil sur Oger, Courjeonnet (south Côte des Blancs).

Côte des Bar

  • Vineyard: located in the southern part of Champagne. "Bar" means small river.
  • Climate: semi-continental, very cold winter, hot summer.
  • Relief: facing South-East.
  • Soil: limestone with clay.
  • Grape Varieties: mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They develop there a wonderful taste here due to the specific aspects of the different soils.

Champagne et Villages has selected family owned Domaines in Ville sur Arce and Celles sur Ource.

Grape varieties

Since 1935 only 3 grape varieties have been allowed in Champagne : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay

2/3 of the grapes are black :

Pinot Noir
Mainly grown in Montagne de Reims and Côte des Bar. Full bodied aromas of red fruit. Grown on chalk soils .

Pinot Meunier
Mainly grown in Vallée de la Marne and the western part of Montagne de Reims, fruity aromas, resistant to frost and to humidity

1/3 of the grapes are white :

Chardonnay
Mainly grown in Côte des Blancs and Côte des Bar. Finesse and elegance with white flower aromas with an occasional hint of minerality grown on chalk soils.

You can find also old grapes as : Arbanne, Petit Melier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris