Champillon

Champillon (postcode 51160) is a small commune, with 502 inhabitants (as of 2016), in France, in the Champagne Region Montagne de Rheims. The municipality is located about 5 km north of Épernay, southwest of the Montagne de Reims, U-shaped completely embedded in the hill range. Champillon carries the status of Champagne classification, as a Premier Cru place. The grapes of the commune are rated 93%. The vineyards have a southern exposure. The slopes, some of which are steep, are at an altitude of 120m, rising to 250m. The commune has vineyards of 72.5 hectares (as of 2019). The vineyards are divided into 14.3 hectares of Chardonnay, 22.4 hectares of Pinot Meunier and 35.8 hectares of Pinot Noir. Due to the outstanding location, Champillon's grapes have an excellent quality, which would also justify an upgrade in status, from over 93%. Varietally pure wines from Champillon are multi-faceted, concentrated, full-bodied, with plenty of extract. From the highest points, as well as from the terraces of the hotel Le Royal Champagne, of Champillon, you will find a wonderful view with very impressive views towards the south, over the Marne valley and towards Épernay.

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