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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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End of the vine tying in the Marc Chauvet vineyards

Publié le 2 mai 2012 dans Our vineyard | 0 commentaire

End of the vine tying in the Marc Chauvet vineyards

Last week, Nicolas, Yves and Laetitia finished the tying of the vines.

This operation takes place immediately after pruning, early spring, for about 3 weeks. It consists of attaching the branches of vine and the strands at the feet of the vines to a wire support, using a clamp to bind, to avoid breakage due to the wind.

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The disgorgment eliminate the yeast sediment in champagne.

Publié le 19 avr 2012 dans Ours champagnes | 0 commentaire

The disgorgment eliminate the yeast sediment in champagne.

Yesterday, the entire team of champagne Marc Chauvet spent the day  “disgorging » 8000 bottles of champagne (750 half bottles, 100 magnum, 700 bottles of vintage « Special Club » and the rest Brut).

« Disgorging » : what does this strange word mean for champagne?

Disgorging is the process to remove the deposit located in the bottle of champagne after the second fermentation or “prise de mousse”, to make the champagne clear.

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Nicolas, Yves and Laetitia start pruning the vines

Publié le 1 fév 2012 dans Our vineyard | 0 commentaire

Nicolas, Yves and Laetitia start pruning the vines

One of the most important points in the chain of « creating » a champagne, vine pruning directly determines the quality of the grapes, and the champagne. It is a long and difficult manual labour for the winegrower, exposed to weather during the harsh months of champagne winters. But it is one of the most interesting jobs of the vine! Indeed, the action of the winemaker on the plant is paramount for the conduct and the fate of the plants, as well as for the coming harvest.

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