Region

Côte des Blancs is the land that lies in the south of Epernay and stretches for 15 kilometers southeast.

The soil is predominantly chalk, which comprises:
- Calcite granules, which are waste marine skeletons;
- Coccolithes and Belemnites fossils, which are molluscs of the Secondary Age.

It is believed that this soil was created thanks to successive layers of sedimentation. Chalk retains water by capillary action, being therefore a true water tank, that can hold up to 400 liters of water per square meter.

This allows a gradual moisturizing of the plant even during the months of hot, dry summer, adapting to the characteristics of Chardonnay. The Chardonnay grape varieties give their name to this region, being planted in more than 90% of the territory.

It is called this champagne, consisting of 100% Chardonnay, the Blanc de Blancs. The Chardonnays have the delicacy and elegance fineness as well as the acidity needed to balance. However, each soil is unique and provides numerous differences and a wide diversity. The Sézannais, land in the southern extension of the Côte des Blancs, is also on calcareous soils, being chardonnay the predominant grape.

Pinot Noir

Abrange 38% da vinha e estende-se pela Montagne de Reims.Dá um sumo branco, e traz notas frutadas ao vinho, nomeadamente aromas de frutos vermelhos, é sobretudo a uva que traz corpo e potência durante a produção.

Pinot Noir

Pinot Meunier

Abrange cerca de 35% das vinhas, sobretudo sobre as terras do Sul de Marne e o Sudoeste de Reims, esta videira é a melhor a lutar contra as geadas de primaveras. É macia e redonda, com um ramo intenso.

Pinot Meunier

Chardonnay

Abrange cerca de 25% das plantações. Dá, conforme a sua evolução, aromas de flores brancas, de frutos brancos, de avelãs e de amêndoas, de pão brioche, e confere ao vinho elegância. É a uva do “Blan des blancs” pálido, com reflexos verdes. A sua evolução lenta é o complemento ideal para a maturação dos vinhos. Existem igualmente antigas castas, que permanecem até aos dias de hoje. Existe o Arbanne, Petit meslier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris.

Chardonnay

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