Champagne week – “Printemps des Champagnes”

April is a busy time in Reims and Epernay with a number of grower groups running exhibition salons. Most tastings are now in Reims.

Origines de Champagne – 16th and 17th April – Pierry
Le Cercle des Créateurs de Champagnes Confidentiels –  16th April in Epernay and 17th April in Reims
Bulles Bio – 17th April Reims
Les Mains du Terroir de Champagne – 17th April Reims
Des pieds et des vins – 18th April Reims
Terres et Vins – 18th April Reims
Generation Champagne -le lundi 18 avril de 9h30 à 18h30 at le mardi 19 avril de 9h30 à 14h30 au Cellier à Reims
Degustation Bouzy Rouge et Champagne Rose  – 19th April Reims
Passion Chardonnay – 19th April Reims
Les Artisans du Champagne – 19th April Reims
Club Tresors – 20th April Reims
Les Pepites des Independants – April 20th Reims

Not yet confirmed are:
Verzenay Grand Cru de Champagne – 18th April ??
Les Riceys tasting in Aube – 21st April ??
Champagnes et Terroirs group ??
Trait d’Union ??

Open for business

Champagne de Vigneron is alive and well – searching for vinous Champagnes that speak loudly of the terroir and the wine maker. Arriving in March are some terroir focused wines for Melbourne clients. Stunning wines from Philippe Glavier, Hélène Beaugrand, Patrick Voirin, Jérôme Bourgeois-Diaz and Marie-Noëlle Ledru. Subscribe now here to get onto the newsletter.

My interest is to find vinous Champagnes that speak loudly of the terroir and the wine maker. Sure there are many nice correct easy drinking Champagnes out there. And most of the 4,000 growers make that genre of Champagne. That is not my interest. For me Champagne needs to be a ‘fine wine’ and sit alongside the great wines of the world. Texture, weight, finesse, length, elegance, minerality, complexity, balance, profound, subtle are just some of the adjectives I use to describe any fine wine. Champagne is no different and my quest is to find these for loyal Melbourne clients.

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