One AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée)
Rosé des Riceys
4 Main Regions
La Montagne de Reims
La Vallée de la Marne
La Côte des Blancs et
la Côte de Sézanne
La Côte des Bar et Montgueux
The Champagne region and its vineyards
are situated on three banks
Côte de l’Iles de France – Côte de Champagne – Côte des Bar
The grape varieties
All these varieties produce grapes with white juice.
3 main ones
7 in reality : < 1%
Rare grape varieties: 112 Ha over the whole of Champagne
Pinot Blanc Vrai
INFO : Chiffres de 2017 – source SGV
Our Champagnes are made only from the following grape varieties Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc Vrai.
How to better understand a Champagne label
NM : Handling trader
The major brands of Champagne all belong to this category.
RM : Harvesting Manipulating
Category to which we belong to, for our two brands, and that corresponds to our philosophy.
1859 RMs are currently trading
RC : Harvesting Cooperator
CM : Manipulation Co-operative
SR : Society of Harvesters
ND : Merchant Distributor
MA : Buyer's brand
Some denominations allow you to know a little more about the identity of the wine.
SMALL NOTE ON DOSAGE
- Extra-Brut – 0 to 6 g/L
- Brut – Around 85% of Champagnes – less than 12 g/L
- Extra-Dry – 12 to 17 g/L
- Sec – 17 to 32 g/L
- Demi-Sec – 32 to 50 g/L
- Doux – more than 50 g/L
The terms “Brut Nature”, “Non Dosé” or even “Zéro Dosage” may be used if the wine has not been subject to any added sugar or if it has an added sugar content of less than 3 g / L.
DIFFERENTIATE THE IDENTITY OF EACH CUVEE
Brut sans Année or BSA
Champagne blend of wines of the year and reserve wines. These Champagnes can be a single grape variety or a blend of the different authorised grape varieties. The word “Brut” indicates a category of dosage, that is to say a quantity of addition of sweet liqueur in the bottle at disgorgement.
Minimum aging in bottle : 15 months.
Champagne from wines of a single year. In Champagne, only the great years are vintage.
Minimum aging in bottle: 36 months
We can distinguish two types of rosé champagne. The blended rosés are obtained by blending white Champagne wine and red wine from the Champagne area. The maceration or bleeding rosés are obtained by maceration of black grapes which produce white juice, until the color and aromas desired by the winemaker are obtained.
Additional indicators that you can find on your bottles.
Blanc de Noir
White Champagne made from black grapes that produce white juice
Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier
Blanc de Blancs
White Champagne made from white grapes that produce white juice
Chardonnay and/or Pinot Blanc and/or Arbanne and/or Petit Meslier.
48° N – 4° E
Côte des Bar
The southernmost of the four wine regions of Champagne. A mosaic of micro-plots, richness of the great wine-growing terroirs. Cradle of old Champagne grape varieties.
“It’s impossible to talk about Champagne from Aube without making a detour to the amazing city of Troyes, which is its historic capital.
With its configuration in the shape of a Champagne cork and its 9 churches, Troyes is a captivating medieval city. The richness of regional wine and gastronomic products charms many renowned restaurants. Do not hesitate to discover them! ”
Area: 9.59 km2
Celles-sur-Ource is crossed by the Ource, a winding river which has, over the centuries, been able to shape the magnificently exposed hillsides on which all our plots flourish.
Ideally located at the meeting point of 4 valleys, the limestone and clay-limestone soils above a Kimmeridgian subsoil, gives us a range of micro-terroirs. Minerality and substance, subtleties that the roots of our oldest vines will draw from.
Beauregard, the Val Lune, Val Champignat, the Voie du Bois… a walk on the “chemin du vigneron” (winegrower’s path) will enable you to discover the main regions. The boundary markers will give you their evocative names.
Val de la Porte
La Voie du Bois
Sensitive to the preservation of our environment, we constantly strive to question our wine-growing practices and our environmental impact. ”