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1

Deutz

(Ay) - NM

"Billy D Deutz"

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Cuvee William Deutz (V)
"Billy D. Williams!"
Vintage Brut - Vintage Brut Rose

PN/Chard/PM (%?)

 

Amour de Deutz (V)

100% Chardonnay

First Vintge 1993

2

Ployez-Jacquemart

(Ludes) - NM

"The Ploy was to Lease a Harpoon?

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Liesse d'Harbonville (V)

70% Chard - 30% (PN + PM)

3

Baron/Hubert Dauvergne

(Bouzy) - RM

"Hubert's Fine Flowers and Booze"

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Fine Fleur de Bouzy (?)

100% Pinot Noir

*very little info available...

4

De Venoge

(Epernay) - NM

"Louis was very in Vogue"
V = XV

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Louis XV
Brut - Rose

...very little info

Grand Vin de Princes

100% Chard

First vintage 1961
*discontinued after 1993
remade again in 2000

*No mention on their website...

5

Moet & Chandon

(Epernay) - NM

"If we can't remember this one,
we are in BIG BIG trouble!"

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Dom Perignon (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

*made from plots in each of the 17 Grand Crus

First vintage was 1921

 

Dom Perignon Cuvee Oenetheque (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Chard & PN (%?) - Both

First Vintage 1921
Last vintage 1996 (?)

 

Dom Perignon P2 (V)
{Plenitude 2}
Brut - Brut Rosé

(Blend ???)

First Vintage 1998

6

Perrier Jouet

(Epernay) - NM

Belle Epoque (V)
aka Fleur de Chamapgne
Brut - Brut Rose - Blanc de Blancs

*First Vintage 1964

Brut
50% Chard - 45% PN - 5% PM

Brut Rose
(%?)

Blanc de Blancs
100% Chardonnay

7

Nicolas Feuillatte

(Chouilly) - CM

"Nicky Palms Gold"

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Palmes d'Or (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Brut
50% PN - 50% Chard
-First Vintage 1985

Brut Rose
100% Pinot Noir
-First Vintage 1996

8

De Meric

(Ay) - NM

De Med = De Mer
"Catherine was a degenerate"

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Catherine de Medici (V)

50% PN - 50% Chard

9

Bruno Paillard

(Reims) - NM

"Bruno has an Ultra sized Neck"

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Nec-Plus-Ultra (V)

50 Chard - 50% PN (?)

First Vintage 1990

10

Henri Billiot

(Ambonnay) - RM

"Henry & Billy love Julie & Laetitia"

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Cuvee Laetitia (NV)

Mainly Chardonnay...

Cuvee Julie (NV*)
*Technically NV but the last two have been 100% from specific vintages (2004 & 2005 respectively).  They have not been labeled that way though.

50% Chard - 50% PN

11

Pol Roger

(Epernay) - NM

"Sir Winston gave everyone a good Rogering"

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Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill (V)

Chard & PN (%?)

First Vintage 1975

12

Lanson

(Reims) - NM

"Isn't Lancers Noble?"

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Noble Cuvee (V)

60-70% PN - 30-40% Chard

First Vintage 1979

13

Mumm

(Reims) - NM

"LL = MM"

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Cuvee R Lalou (V)

Chard & PN (&?)

First Vintage 1966

Made 1966-1985,
and then from 1998+

14

Boizel

(Epernay) - NM

"Boys sell Joy to French girls"

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Joyau de France (V)

typically 55-60% PN & 40-45% Chard

First vintage 1961

15

Ayala

(Ay) - NM

"Pearls are white, Ayala is light"

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Cuvee Perle d'Ayala (V)

80% Chard - 20% PN

16

Jacquesson

(Dizy) - NM

"AY!!  Jackie is Dizzy Dizzy"

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Now has 4 single terroir Champagnes:
Avize - Champ Cain = (Chrd!) - (V)
Dizy - Corne Bautry = (Chrd!) - (V)
Dizy - Terre Rouge = (PN!) - (Rosé NV)
Ay - Vauzelle Terme = (PN!) - (V)

 

Grand Vin Signature (V)

First Vintage 1981

(discontinued after 2002)

17

Piper-Heidsieck

(Reims) - NM

"Piper is anything but Rare"

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Cuvee Rare (V)

70% Chard - 30% PN

First Vintage 1976

18

Louis Roederer

(Reims) - NM

"Do we really need one for this....?"

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Cristal (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

~55% Pinot Noir - 45% Chard

-First Vintage 1876
(exclusively for Czar Alexander II).
-First Commercial Vintage 1945
-First Brut Rose Vintage 1974

19

Bonnaire

(Cramant) - RM

"Bonnie is Prestigious"

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Cuvee Prestige (NV)

100% Chardonnay

20

Canard Duchene

(Ludes) - NM

C=C - "Charles walks like a Duck"

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Charles VII (V)
Brut - Brut Rose - BdB - BdN
Blanc de Blancs - Blanc de Noirs

Brut
Grand Cuvee le Victorieux
~Celebrates the victor of the 100 years war~

Brut Rose
Grand Cuvee de la Rose
~Kingdom of the Rose (England) lays claim to the throne of France~

Blanc de Blanc
Grand Cuvee de Lys (Lillies)
~Joan of Arc saves France, the Kingdom of the Lillies~

Blanc de Noirs
Grand Cuvee de Beaute
~Charles VII presents the Castle of Beauty to his favorite mistress, Agnes Sorel~

21

Delamotte

(Les-Mesnil-sur-Oger) - NM

Salon - Les Mesnil (V)

100% Chardonnay

First Vintage 1905(?), 1911(...)

 

Nicolas Louis Delamotte
(*I don't think this actually exists...?)
there is no mention anywhere...

90% Chard - 10% PN

22

Billecart-Salmon

(Mareuil-sur-Ay) - NM

Grand Cuvée (V)
60% PN - 40% Chard

First vintage 1982

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Clos St. Hillaire (V)
100% Pinot Noir
fermented in 100% oak barriques

Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart (V)
PN/Chard (%?)

First vintage 1964
Tribute to the house's founder

Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon (V)
Brut Rosé
PN/Chard (%?)

First vintage 1988
Tribute to the house's co-founder

23

Taittinger

(Reims) - NM

"Got it!"

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Comtes de Champagnes (V)
Blanc de Blancs - Brut Rose

*First Vintage 1952

Blanc de Blancs
100% Chardonnay

Brut Rose
70% PN - 30% Chard

 

Les Folies de la Marquetterie (NV)
55% Chard - 45% PN

First Released 2006...(?)

This single-vineyard cuvée is produced exclusively from grapes grown at Les Folies, a Taittinger-owned vineyard with a south/southwest exposure in the heart of the Champagne winegrowing region. A green harvest ensures that the final harvest has optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. Only wines from the first pressing are used and each plot is vinified in small volumes, with certain lots in large, old oak casks. Slow aging for five years in bottles brings the flavors of this Champagne to perfect harmony.

24

Ruinart

(Reims) - NM

"Got it!"

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Dom Ruinart (V)
Blanc de Blancs - Brut Rose

Blanc de Blancs
100% Chardonnay
-First Vintage 1959

Brut Rose
85% Chardonnay - 15% Pinot Noir
-First Vintage 1966

25

Bollinger

(Ay) - NM

"Can you think of a more French name than Bollinger"

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Grand Annee (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

66% PN - 34% Chard

-aged 2x longer than required

-'Vintage' became Grand Anee in 1976

"RD" (V)
Brut

-typically 2/3 PN...

-aged 3x longer than required
-only made in the best vintages

-First "RD" vintage: 1961

 

Vieilles Vignes Francaises (V)
BdN Brut

100% PN

Made from 3 plots of ungrafted pre-phyloxerra vines:
-Chaudes Terres (Ay)
-Clos-St-Jacques (Ay)
-Croix Rouge (Bouzy)

-aged 2x legal mimimum

-First VVF vintage 1969 (?)

26

Comtes Audoin de Dampierre

(Chenay) - NM

"The Count is very Prestigous"

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Prestige (V)

100% Chardonnay

27

Gosset

(Ay) - NM

"Go Celebrate!"

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Celebris
Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Vintage Brut - Vintage Brut Rose

Blanc de Blancs (NV)
100% Chardonnay

Vintage Brut (V)
66% Chard - 34% PN

Vintage Brut Rose (V)
 

28

Charles Heidsieck

(Reims) - NM

"Charlie is a Millionaire!"

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Blanc des Millenaires (V)
Blanc de Blancs Only!!

100% Chard

First Vintage 1983

 

Champagne Charlie (V)
*discontinued after 1985
Margaux's favorite wine!!

29

Laurent-Perrier

(Tours-sur-Marne) - NM

I don't really have on for this...

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Grand Siecle (MV)
Only produced from LP's best vintage years.

~55% Chard - 45% PN

First Vintage 1959

30

Vilmart & Cie

(Rilly-la-Montagne) - RM

"Vilmart has Heart"

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Coeur de Cuvee (V)

80% Chard - 20% PN

31

Henriot

(Reims) - NM

"OH!  Henri is very Enchanting!"

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Cuvee de Enchanteleurs (V)

Chard & PN (???%)

32

Paul Dethune

(Ambonnay) - RM

"Paul's Death was Prestigious"

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Brut Prestige (NV?)

50% PN - 50% Chard

33

Chartogne-Taillet

(Merfy*) - RM

"We Charted out a Fiasco"

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Fiacre (V)

60% Chard - 40% PN

First Vintage 2002 (?)

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*Merfy is just NW of Reims (not necesarily in any of the 5 regions...Montagne de Reims?)

**Terry Theise calls him the most exciting young producer in Champagne

34

Duval-Leroy

(Vertus) - NM

"Leroy is kind of Effeminate"
(funny because Leroy is a tough name)

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Femme de Champange (V)
Brut - Brut Rosé

89% Chard - 11% PN

First Vintage 1990

35

Guy Larmandier

(Cramant) - RM

"Guy Crams his Large Man Hole"

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Cramant Grand Cru Cuvee Prestige (V)

100% Chardonnay

36

Alfred Gratien

(Epernay) - NM

"Al is Gracious in Paradise"

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Cuvee Paradis (NV)
Brut - Rose

Chard - PN (%?)

 

  • Huge style - aged in oak

37

Joseph Perrier

(Chalons-sur-Marne) - NM

"Joseph & Josephine"
Ugly label:  think JoJo is ugly...

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Cuvee Josephine (V)

Mainly Chardonnay...

*not much info available

38

Jacquart

(Reims) - NM

"Jack Nichlson has lots of Nominations"

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Brut de Nominee (NV)

50% Chard & 50% PN

39

Jacques Selosse

(Avize) - RM

Cuvee Substance (NV)

100% Chardonnay

*Solera for this wine was startd in 1986

40

Drappier

(Urville, Aube) - NM

"Charles de Gaul "Drops" Grand beats!"

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Grande Sendree (V)
Brut - Brut Rosé

Brut
55% PN - 45% Chard

Brut Rosé
90% PN - 10% Chard

Sendrée has an interesting history. A ferocious fire hit the Urville in the 1850s reducing the trees and shrubs to cinders. Afterwards the Drappiers planted a vineyard on the raised sloped above the village that became known as Les Cendrées (The Cinders).

The family did not start bottling vintages from the Grande Sendrée until 1974 by which time an error had been made in the registration of the title of the vineyard replacing the “c” for and “s”.

Charles de Gaulle (V)
As it was chosen as the house to stock
General de Gaule's private cellars

80% PN - 20% Chard

First Vintage 1990

41

De Castellane

(Epernay) - NM

"The Commodore Casts off"

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Cuvee Commodore (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Brut
70% PN - 30% Chard

Rose
80% PN - 20% Chard

First vintage 1961

42

Diebolt-Vallois

(Cramant) - NM

"Valiantly Die for Passion"

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Fleur de Passion (V)

100% Chardonnay

First Vintage 1995

43

AR Lenoble

(Chouilly) - NM

"The Noble Gentleman is Adventurous"

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Cuvee Gentilhomme (V)

100% Charonnay

 

Cuvee les Aventures (MV)

100% Chardonnay

(blend of the best vintages)

44

Pommery

(Epernay) - NM

"Louise has nice Pom Poms"

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Cuvee Louise (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Brut
60% Chard - 40% PN

Brut Rose
(???)

45

Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin

(Reims) - NM

"The Widow was a Grande Dame"

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La Grande Dame (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Brut
60-65% PN - 35-40% Chard
-First Vintage 1969

Brut Rose
(%?)
-First Vintage 1988

46

Name 3 producers who make

Prestige?

Comtes Audoin de Dampierre (NM)
"Prestige"

Bonnaire (RM)
"Cuvee Prestige"

Paul Dethune (RM)
"Brut Prestige"

Guy Larmandier (RM)
"Cramant Grand Cru Cuvee Prestige"

47

Who makes

Clos des Goisses?

Philipponnat
Brut - Brut Rosé
(Mareuil-sur-Ay) - NM

(Vintage)
70% PN - 30% Chard

First Vintage 1935

From Rare Wine:
- Until Krug’s Clos des Mesnil was first made in 1979, Clos des Goisses was the region's only great single-vineyard wine. From its first vintage in 1935, it was not only unchallenged as the beacon of terroir in Champagne. It was the sole argument that great Champagne could be made from a single site, rather than a blend of vineyards has had been done for centuries in the region.

No other Champagne vineyard can match its gifts: an unbroken 30 to 45 degree, fully south facing slope of pure chalk backed by a small plateau directly above the Marne River. In warm years the plateau assures balance; in cool years the steep southern slope guarantees ripeness.

Even today, the respected American Champagne writer Peter Liem calls Clos des Goisses “arguably the greatest vineyard site in all of Champagne.” British Champagne expert Tom Stevenson says that “there can be no doubt that Clos des Goisses boasts the most climatically distinct, naturally occurring and expressive terroir in Champagne.”

48

Who makes

Louis XV?

"Louis was very in Vogue"
V = XV

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De Venogue (V)

Varietals (???)

49

Who makes

Cuvee Josephine?

Joseph Perrier (V)

Mainly Chardonnay...

50

Who makes

Fleur de Passion?

"Valiantly Die for Passion"

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Diebolt-Vallois (V)

100% Chardonnay

51

Who makes

Femme de Champagne?

"Leroy is kind of Effeminate"
(funny because Leroy is a tough name)

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Duval-Leroy (V)
Brut - Brut Rosé

89% Chard - 11% PN

52

Who makes

Cuvee Substance?

Jacques Selosse (NV)

100% Chardonnay

53

Who makes

Cuvee de Enchanteleurs?

"OH!  Henri is very Enchanting!"

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Henriot (V)

Chard & PN (???%)

54

Who makes

Liesse d'Harbonville?

Ployez-Jacquemart (V)

70% Chard - 30% (PN + PM)

55

Who makes

Cuvee Laetitia?

Henri Billiot (NV)

Mainly Chardonnay...

56

Who Makes

La Vigne d'Antan?

Tarlant
(Oeilly - Epernay) - RM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

57

Who makes

Dizy - Terre Rouges?

Jacquesson
(Dizy) - NM

(Non-Vintage)
100% Pinot Noir

Planted 1993 - 1.35 ha

First Vintage 2002

58

Who Makes

La Vigne d'Or?

Tarlant
(Oeiully - Epernay) - RM

(Vintage)
100% Pinot Meunier

59

Who makes

Charles VII?

Canard-Duchene (V)

Brut - Brut Rose
Blanc de Blancs - Blanc de Noirs

60

Who makes

Fiacre?

Chartogne-Taillet (V)

60% Chard - 40% PN

61

Who makes

Cuvee R Lalou?

Mumm (V)

Varietals (???)

62

Who makes

Dizy - Corne Bautry?

Jacquesson
(Dizy) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

Planted 1960 - 1 ha

First Vintage 1995

63

Who makes

Coeur de Cuvee?

Vilmart (V)

80% Chard - 20% PN

64

Who makes

Nec-Plus-Ultra?

Bruno Paillard (V)

50% Chard - 50% PN

65

Who makes

Vieille de Vrignes?

Egly-Ouriet

100% Pinot Meunier

66

Who makes

Clos du Mesnil?

Krug
(Reims) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

First Vintage 1979

67

Who makes

Cuvee Rare?

Piper Heidsieck (V)

70% Chard - 30% PN

68

Who makes

Grand Vin Signature?

Jacquesson

discontinued after 2002 vintage

They now make 4 single vineyard wines:
Ay - Vauzelle de Terme (100% PN)
Dizy - Terre Rouge (100% PN)
Dizy - Corne Bautry (100% Chard)
Avize - Champ Cain (100% Chard)

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"AY!!  Jackie is Dizzy Dizzy"

69

Who makes

Terres de Noel?

"Aunt Jean had a Million Christmas"

Jean Milan
(Oger) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

70

Who makes

Charles de Gaule?

"Charles de Gaul "Drops" Grand beats!"

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Drappier (V)

80% PN - 20% Chard

71

Who makes

Ay - Vauzelle Terme?

Jacquesson
(Dizy) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Pinot Noir

Planted 1980 - .3 ha

First Vintage 1996

72

Who makes

Vieille Vigne de Cramant?

Larmandier-Bernier
(Vertus) - RM

Extra Brut!!

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

73

Who makes

Celebris?

"Go Celebrate!"

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Gosset
Blanc de Blancs
Vintage Brut - Vintage Brut Rose

Blanc de Blancs (NV)
100% Chardonnay

Vintage Brut (V)
66% Chard - 34% PN

Vintage Brut Rose (V)
???

74

Who makes

Terre de Vertus?

Larmandier-Bernier
(Vertus) - RM

Non-Dose!!/Brut Nature!!

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

75

Who makes

Cuvee Julie?

Henri Billiot (NV*)

*Technically NV but the last two have been 100% from specific vintages (2004 & 2005 respectively).  They have not been labeled that way though.

50% Chard - 50% PN

76

Who makes

Cuvee Commodore?

"The Commodore Casts off"

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De Castellane (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Brut
70% PN - 30% Chard

Brut Rose
80% PN - 20% Chard

77

Who Makes

Cuvee Louis?

Tarlant
(Oeuilly - Epernay) - RM

(Non-Vintage)
50% PN - 50% Chard

78

Who makes

Clos de Bouveries?

Duval-Leroy
(Vertus) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

79

Who makes

Cuvee Louise?

Pommery (V)
Brut - Brut Rose

Brut
60% Chard - 40% PN

Brut Rose
(???)

80

Who makes

Cuvee Gentilhomme?

AR Lenoble (V)

100% Chardonnay

81

Who makes

Catherine de Medici?

De Med = De Mer
"Catherine was a degenerate"

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De Meric (V)

50% PN - 50% Chard

82

Who makes

Clos-St-Hillaire?

Billecarte-Salmon
(Mareuil-sur-Ay) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Pinot Noir

First Vintage 1986

83

Who makes

Clos d'Ambonnay?

Krug
(Reims) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Pinot Noir

First Vintage 1995

84

Who makes

Les Folies de la Marquetterie?

Taittinger
(Reims) - NM

(Non-Vintage)
55% Chard - 45% PN

First Released 2006...(?)

This single-vineyard cuvée is produced exclusively from grapes grown at Les Folies, a Taittinger-owned vineyard with a south/southwest exposure in the heart of the Champagne winegrowing region. A green harvest ensures that the final harvest has optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. Only wines from the first pressing are used and each plot is vinified in small volumes, with certain lots in large, old oak casks. Slow aging for five years in bottles brings the flavors of this Champagne to perfect harmony.

85

Who makes

Les Crayeres?

Egly-Ouriet
(Ambonnay) - RM

(Non-Vintage)
100% Pinot Noir

86

Who makes

Grande Sendree?

Drappier
(Urville, Aube) - NM

Vintage Brut - Vintage Brut Rose

55% Chard - 45% PN

First Vintage 1975 (`99 first for 1.5L)
First Rose Vintage 1990

87

Who makes

Cuvee Speciale Les Chetillons?

Pierre Peters
(les Mesnil-sur-Oger) - RM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

First Vintage 1983

88

Who Makes

Clos du Faubourg Notre Dame?

Veuve Fourny
(Vertus) - NM

100% Chardonnay
(fermented in 100% 4 year old barrels)

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Note:
- also makes La Cuvée R which is fermented in 100% new oak.

89

Who makes

Cuvee les Adventures?

AR Lenoble (MV)

100% Chardonnay

90

Who makes

Clos du Moulin?

"Moulin Rouge girls are Catty"

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Cattier
(Chigny-les-Roses) - NM

(Non-Vintage)
Brut - Brut Rosé

50% PN - 50% Chard

First made 1952

91

Who makes

Les Barres?

Chartogne-Taillet
(Merfy) - RM

(Vintage & Non-Vintage)
100% Pinot Meunier!!

*made from ungrafted vines

First made 2006 (?)

92

Who makes

Avize - Champ Cain?

Jacquesson
(Dizy) - NM

(Vintage)
100% Chardonnay

Planted 1962 - 1.32

First Vintage 2002

93

Agrapart

(Avize) - RM

Avize - Oise
100% Chardonnay

94

Name a producer of

Cuis 1er Cru

Pierre Gimmonet

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Cuis is in Cote de Blancs

95

Name a producer of

Vrigny 1er Cru

Egly Ouriet

(100% Pinot Meunier)

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Vrigny is in Montagne de Reims

96

Name a producer of

Cumières 1er Cru

Georges Laval

(Brut Nature)

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Cumières is in Vallée de la Marne

97

Name a producer of

Dizy 1er Cru

Jacquesson

(Dizy - Corne Beautry = 100% Chard)
(Dizy - Terre Rouge = 100% Pinot Noir Rosé)

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Dizy is in Vallée de la Marne

98

Name a producer of

Vertus 1er Cru

Veuve Fourny & Fils

Larmandier-Bernier

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Vertus is in Cote de Blancs

99

Name a producer of

Sillery Grand Cru

Francois Seconde

100

Name a producer of

Chouilly Grand Cru

Roland Champion

101

Name a producer of

Cramant Grand Cru

Larmandier-Bernier

Guy Larmandier

102

Name a producer of

Avize Grand Cru

Jacquesson
(Avize - Champ Cain = 100% Chard)

Agrapart

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