Region

The Montagne de Reims occupies a vast natural area in the north of the Champagne region. The vineyard is stretched over the hills and on very deep calcareous soils. The overall orientation of the region forms an arc that goes from the north (Mailly Champagne) to the southwest (Bouzy).

On this soil, the Pinot Noir grape with colorless pulp and black skin is the queen. It is perfectly suited to the rigorous climate and calcareous soil. It is planted on 60% of the surface and its characteristics are strength and generosity, that give power and body to the champagne. The wines made exclusivley from from Pinot Noir are named champagne Blancs de noirs.

The remaining 40% of the soil are planted with chardonnay. It is a faster variety but also more sensitive to climate risks, such as the spring frosts that frquently hit this northern part of the country. The Chardonnays are located essentially on two grounds, Trépail and Villers Marmery, and can be associated with the region of the Montagne de Reims, the small mass around Reims that are Montagne Reims West, Vallée of the Vesle and Vallée de Ardre.

The vineyards rest on clay soils or marl, which are calcareous clay with large reserves of nutrients. Grape varieties are the Meunier of Pinot Noir and Pinot, that are perfectly at ease in this environment.

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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