Bouzy

Bouzy (postcode 51150) is a small commune in France in the Champagne Region Montagne de Reims, with 948 inhabitants (as of 2016). Bouzy is located about 14 km northeast of Épernay, on the southern slopes of the Reims Hills. The commune carries the status of Champagne classification, as a Grand Cru place. The vineyards of Bouzy amount to 375 hectares (as of 2019) and, as in the neighboring municipalities, are planted mainly with Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir vine accounts for 327.9 hectares. Only 0.3 hectares of vineyards are planted with Pinot Meunier and 46.8 hectares with Chardonnay.

The vineyards of Bouzy are famous. To the north of the village, at an altitude of between 160 and 220 metres, the south-facing slopes of the hill range are dotted with parcels. The best sites are at an altitude of 180 to 220 m and produce grapes of exceptional quality. These plots rightly rank among the best Grand Cru sites in Champagne. Only the deeper strips of the vineyards, situated between 160 and 180 m, cannot maintain the quality.

Champagnes from Bouzy are very storable. The always high quality of the wines from Bouzy deserves a long aging period. The wines are characterized by their pronounced Pinot Noir body, are full-bodied and extractive, with a full, multi-faceted aroma.

Bouzy is also famous for its still wines.

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