Stunning biodynamic producer from Grand Cru village of Avize in the Cotes de Blancs. The wines are rich and textural despite being quite low in dosage and 100% Chardonnay. Shows a lot of citrus, stone fruits with chalk and stones. Very
drinkable. The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru ‘Terroirs’ is selected from 20- to 40-year-old vines in the grand cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oiry and Oger.
Champagne – A wine region of France approximately 160km East of Paris. It is also the name of the wines produced from the area. Most famously it is a sparkling wine that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle and is aged on lees. Although there is the occasional still wine you can find around particularly Pinot Noir. The fantastically named Bouzy Rouge is one such example. There are very few single vintage, single vineyard, single variety Champagnes (I can only name one and it was produced only 47 times between 1900 and 1999). Why? Due to the large area the region covers, and the challenging weather the houses blended wines to produce a consistent and reliable product every year. This is where the growers come in. They relish the chance to show off vintage variation and small plot wines.