Grower’s champagnes, the new trend, with four recommendations

“The tasting was solely of ‘growers’ champagnes’, as opposed to ‘house champagnes’. A ‘house’ (such as Pommery, Mumm, Dom Pérignon et al.) is in this context a producer who mainly makes his wine from purchased grapes. There are around 300 houses of different sizes. It is also common for grape growers to be part of a cooperative. There are around 135 cooperatives in Champagne (code RC = récoltant-cooperateur). The members of cooperatives in Champagne own about 35% of the champagne area.”

BKWine Magazine’s Henrik Stadler reports from an interesting tasting at the French ambassador’s residence: Champagne recommendations: four grower champagnes with character and individuality.

Coming on a wine tour to Champagne is of course the very best way to get to know these wines.

Vines in a vineyard in Champagne

Vines in a vineyard in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

In the wine cellar at Champagne Benoit Marguet

In the wine cellar at Champagne Benoit Marguet, copyright BKWine Photography

Champagne corks in a silver bowl

Champagne corks in a silver bowl, copyright BKWine Photography

Thousands of champagne bottles in the cellar

Thousands of champagne bottles in the cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

Cave des Sacres wine shop in Reims

Cave des Sacres wine shop in Reims, copyright BKWine Photography

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