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The harvest by Marc Chauvet champagne

Primary School visits Champagne Marc Chauvet

Publié le 24 sept 2012 dans Our company, The harvest | 0 commentaire

Primary School visits Champagne Marc Chauvet

Like every year during the harvest, we welcome small school children curious to discover the mysteries of the making of champagne. Friday, it was a primary school class of 20 students, guided by winemaker Nicolas and Geraldine, his wife.

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Red Wine in Champagne – Champagne Marc Chauvet

Publié le 23 sept 2012 dans Ours champagnes, The harvest | 0 commentaire

Red Wine in Champagne – Champagne Marc Chauvet

The Champagne region is famous for its sparkling white wine, the king of wines, champagne!

But in Champagne, we don’t just produce champagne. Red wine, which is used to produce rosé champagne is also made. Our jewel, Champagne Marc Chauvet Rosé cuvée is made by assembling  80% of Champagne Brut Tradition and 20% of red wine from the Coteaux de Rilly la Montagne.

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Small contingencies of the grape harvest

Publié le 1 sept 2011 dans The harvest | 0 commentaire

Small contingencies of the grape harvest

Every Vintage brings its lot of surprises!

This year several technical incidents already occurred, thereby disturbing the daily work.

The membrane of the wine press of 4000 kg is punctured, problem for a Pressing Centre and causes stress for Nicolas and Clotilde…

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Unusual Harvest

Publié le 30 août 2011 dans The harvest | 0 commentaire

Unusual Harvest

Since Sunday the atmosphere has changed in the streets of  Rilly la Montagne. There is not the usual animation of the harvest

And for good reason! Nearly all of the wine growers of the village decided to stop the harvest in the middle of the crop ! A totally unusual phenomenon, due to weather being a little strange…

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An intergenerational organisation

Publié le 27 août 2011 dans Our company, The harvest | 0 commentaire

An intergenerational organisation

One of the particularities of the Champagne Marc Chauvet company resides in the distribution of work. The vineyard is maintained by men, under the direction of  Nicolas, and wine making is provided by women, under the impetus of  Clotilde.

 

 

 

Distribution of roles during the grape harvest

The Pressing Centre is managed by muscular men, while the winery belongs exclusively to women. The small dishes served midday and evening are lovingly cooked by the older members…

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Rain complicates the 2nd day of harvest!

Publié le 26 août 2011 dans The harvest | 1 commentaire

Rain complicates the 2nd day of harvest!

Today, bad luck for the pickers, it raining! And it’s bucketing down… Large storms erupted over the Champagne, the pickers have not had the time to get to safety in the truck. They are already soaked in the morning! It has been several years that it hasn’t rained during the grape harvest. The roads are wet, trucks bogged: there is even congestion in the vines!

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