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1

Where is Vilmart, and when was it established?

Rilly-La-Montagne (Montagne de Reims), 1890

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Vilmart: House Style

All wines spend time in oak (size and age varies, smaller barrels for vintage wine), minimum 10 months. No ML.

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Vilmart: Cuvees Produced

Grand Réserve (70/30 PN/Chard)
Grand Cellier (70/30 Chard/PN)
Cuvee Rubis (Rose, 90% PN)
Grand Cellier Rubis (Vintage Rose, 60% PN)
Grand Cellier d’Or (Vintage, 80% Chard)
Coeur de Cuvee (Vintage, Prestige Cuvee, 80% Chard)

4

Where is Pierre Péters, and what year was it established?

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, 1919

5

In what villages does Pierre Péters own acreage?

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Cramant, Avize

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Pierre Péters: House Style

100% Chardonnay except the rosé. Full ML. All wines raised in stainless steel tank.

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Pierre Péters: Wines Produced

Cuvée de Réserve (stainless solera; 50% current vintage, 50% previous)
Réserve Oubliée (Cuvée de Réserve with one extra year in tank)
Cuvée Spéciale Les Chetillons (Single Vineyard)
Rosé for Albane (Rosé - Chard plus saignée PN)

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Inaugural Vintage for Cuvée Spéciale Les Chetillons

1971

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Where is Egly-Ouriet, and when was it established?

Ambonnay; 1950’s.

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Egly-Ouriet: House Style

Pinot Noir dominant; powerful and intense. 8-10mos in barrique. ML is dependent on vintage.

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Egly-Ouriet: Wines Produced

Tradition (70/30 PN/Chard)
VP Extra Brut (Vieillissiement Prolongé: 6 years on the lees, same blend as Tradition)
Vignes de Vrigny (100% Meunier)
Vintage: Brut, Brut Rosé
Les Crayères Vieilles Vignes NV (100% PN)

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Inaugural vintage of Les Crayères

1989

13

Where is Jacques Selosse, and when was it established?

Avize, 1960

14

Founding date for Substance solera?

1986

15

What are Brut Initial and Version Originale?

Two cuvées of Selosse from Avize, Oger, and Cramant, NV.
Initial is lower slope vines from the 2000’s
Version Originale is upper slopes and older vintages


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What are the lieu-dits of Jacques Selosse?

La Côte Faron - PN, Ay
Les Carelles - Chard, Le Mesnil
Sous le Mont - PN, Mareuil
Bout du Clos - PN, Ambonnay
Les Chantereines - Chard, Avize
Chemin de Châlons - Chard, Cramant

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What was the original name of La Côte Faron?

Contraste

18

Selosse: House Style

Ambient yeast fermentation. Fermentation in barrel (piece, fût, demi-muid). ML may or may not occur. Aged in solera. Supremely oxidative.

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Where is Pierre Gimmonet and what year was it established?

Cuis, 1935

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What is unique about Gimmonet’s vineyard holdings?

Average vine age is 35, much older than most, including 80 year old vines in the Terre des Buissons lieu-dit.

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Gimmonet: Wines produced

Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs
Gastronome (bottled at lower pressure, 48mos on the lees)
Fleuron (72mos on the lees)
Oenophile (Extra Brut, 84mos on the lees)
Paradoxe (50/50 PN/Chard - only non-BdB)
Spécial Club
Spécial Club Millésime de Collection (Special Club in Magnums)

22

Where is Gaston Chiquet, and when was it established?

Dizy, Vallée de la Marne; 1935

23

Gaston Chiquet: House Style

No oak, full ML. High % Meunier (40%, plus 40% Chard and 20% PN)

24

What is unique about Gaston Chiquet’s Blanc de Blancs d’Aÿ?

In a village known for PN, it is the only BdB produced.

25

Gaston Chiquet is credited with pioneering what movement?

RM

26

Where is René Geoffroy, and when was it established?

Cumières, 1970’s.

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R. Geoffroy: House Style

Fermented in oak, no ML. Pinot Noir is the backbone of production.

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What is unique about Geoffroy’s NV cuvées?

Most are the product of a single vintage.

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Geoffroy: Wines Produced

Expression (50% Meunier, 40% PN, 10% Chard)
Empreinte (69% PN, 19% Chard, 12% Meunier)
Volupté (60% PN, 40% Chard)
Rosé de Saignée (100% PN, deeper in color)
Blanc de Rosé (60% PN, 40% Chard, saignée, lighter and fresher)
Millésime Extra Brut (?) (70% Chard, 30% PN)
Coteaux Champenois Rouge (100% PN from Cumières)