26 Jul Reims & Epernay – France’s Champagne Trail
Welcome to Reims
Reims – Capital of the Champagne wine-growing region, with big-name bubbly houses located here among wide boulevards and well-preserved medieval churches, including Notre-Dame de Reims, sometimes known in English as Reims Cathedral.
Lequien Et Fils – Family Run Winery in Epernay
Lequien Et Fils vineyards spread over 6.90ha, on the terroirs of CHAVOT COURCOURT (on the southern slopes of EPERNAY) VERNEUL, VINCELLES and CHAVENAY (the Marne Valley). With this layout enables us to work with the three champagne grape varieties:
- Pinot noir – which brings complexity and vinosity
- Pinot Meunier – which brings freshness and smoothness
- Chardonnay – the only white grape known for its elegance and delicacy
The grapes are harvested traditionally by hand and carefully transported to the press room where they are pressed immediately.
Moët et Chandon
Founded in 1743 the wine cellars of Moët & Chandon is located under the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay. Moët et Chandon is one of the world’s largest champagne producers and are owners of the most prestigious brands of Brut Imperial and Dom Perignon. They own about 28km of cellars underneath Epernay and many prime vineyards in the Champagne region. An hour-long tour takes you through several kilometres of cellars showcasing the operation. Book tickets here.
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