Champagne Chapuy "Carte Noir" Tradition Brut

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Elodie Chapuy
Producer Champagne Chapuy
Alcohol 0.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 5.00
Acidity (g/l) 6.80
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Best in its first three years.
Grape Variety 54% - Chardonnay
23% - Pinot Noir
23% - Petite Meunier
Body light
Sweetness dry
region Champagne

Region

Champagne


La Champagne is the province, le Champagne is the wine... but the two are certainly inseparable.

This region around the city of Reims has been home to the vine since the Romans planted grapes here in defiance of imperial edicts forbidding viticulture outside of Italy.

Three primary subregions are the Cote de Blancs, Montagne de Reims and the Vallee de la Marne, with grapes being grown in the nearby Cote de Sezanne and the further-south Cote des Bar.

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay are planted, each in regions where it is best adapted to microclimate.

Subregion

Cote des Blancs


In the Champagne region of France, a search for lightness and delicacy will inevitably lead you to the Cote de Blancs.

Located in the department of Marne, this area streches for about 8000 acres or 12 miles with east facing slopes that are almost exclusively planted with the grapes that gave the region its name: Chardonnay.

Of six villages that have been given Grand Cur status, only four are actually located on the Cote des Blancs namely Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger but all municipalities between Cuis and Bergeres-les-Vertus have their vineyards on the Cotes.

The Cote des Blanc's grand cru villages are highly regarded for their quality of fruit and many the best known prestige cuvees of the big Champagne houses source their fruit from here. The complete list of grand cru villages is:

  • Avize
  • Chouilly
  • Cramant
  • Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
  • Oger
  • Oiry

SKU: 2738
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