Côte des Blancs

Region and production area of the Champagne. The Côte des Blancs stretches in a north/south orientation, starting south of Épernay. Approximately 3,100 ha of vineyards are planted. The vineyards are almost exclusively planted with Chardonnay. The high concentration of limestone gave the region its name and, together with the microclimate, forms the outstanding basis for the preferred cultivation of Chardonnay vines.

The Côte des Blancs leads 6 of the 17 Grand Cru Locations of Champagne and several outstanding Premier Cru places. The Grand Cru places are Chouilly (only the white grapes), Oiry, Cramant, Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The Premier Cru villages are Cuis, Grauves, Vertus and Bergères-lès-Vertus. Each of the communes produces wines with their own characteristics. The wines produced in the Côte des Blancs are characterised by fine minerality, elegance and complexity.

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