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Champagne

The Champagne wine region (archaic English: Champany) is a historic province within the administrative province of Champagne in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts within the administrative province: AubeCôte des BlancsCôte de SézanneMontagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. The towns of Reims and Épernay are the commercial centers of the area.

Located at the northern edges of the wine growing world, the history of the Champagne wine region has had a significant role in the development of this unique terroir. The area's proximity to Paris promoted the region's economic success in its wine trade but also put the villages and vineyards in the path of marching armies on their way to the French capital. Despite the frequency of these military conflicts, the region developed a reputation for quality wine production in the early Middle Ages and was able to continue that reputation as the region's producers began making sparkling wine with the advent of the great Champagne houses in the 17th & 18th centuries. The principal grapes grown in the region includeChardonnayPinot noir, and Pinot Meunier. Pinot noir is the most widely planted grape in the Aube region and grows very well in Montagne de Reims. Pinot Meunier is the dominant grape in the Vallée de la Marne region. The Côte des Blancs is dedicated almost exclusively to Chardonnay.

Voirin Jumel Millésimé 2010 #(13-14)
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An excellent year for champagnes and this wine is no exception.  100% Chardonnay, it is rich, complex and pleasing to the palate with a lemony, biscuit flavor as well as white fruit flavors. 

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Pairings: Outstanding as a dinner wine with lobster and fish dishes.

Region: Champagne Vineyard:  Voirin-Jumel Champagne
Out of Stock Voirin-Jumel Brut Zero (#13-12)
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The wine has not had any addition of sugar.

The dosage is the last touch brought to the wine before the final closure of the bottle. It corresponds to the addition of a small amount of liquor - composed of cane sugar dissolved in reserve wine.

Grape:  100% Chardonnay

Region: Champagne Vineyard:  Voirin-Jumel Champagne
Voirin-Jumel Cuvee 555 (#13-5)
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The long contact between the wine and the oak of the barrel gives the Cuvée 555 its woody taste, aromas of spiced bread and candied fruits. Delicately perfumed to be savored slowly with a truffled foie gras.  A flavor of butterscotch on the finish.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay


Region: Champagne Vineyard:  Voirin-Jumel Champagne
Voirin-Jumel Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 1500ml Magnum (#13-7)
$86.00

A very dry, 100% Chardonnay from the village of Cramant, just south of Epernay, in the Cotes des Blancs.  Floral characteristics with excellent minerality. 

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay


Region: Champagne Vineyard:  Voirin-Jumel Champagne
Voirin-Jumel Grand Cru Blanc du Blancs (#13-1)
$41.50

A grower champagne, very dry, 100% Chardonnay from the village of Cramant, just south of Epernay, in the Cotes des Blancs.  Floral characteristics with excellent minerality. 

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay


Region: Champagne Vineyard:  Voirin-Jumel Champagne
Voirin-Jumel Grand Cru Blanc du Blancs NV 375ml (#13-4)
$26.00

A very dry, 100% Chardonnay from the village of Cramant, just south of Epernay, in the Cotes des Blancs.  Floral characteristics with excellent minerality, it is a very light aperitif or outstanding as a dinner wine with fish dishes.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay


Region: Champagne Vineyard:  Voirin-Jumel Champagne
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