The champagne region is located in the north east of France and stretches from Charly to the south of Paris, up to Reims and southwards over Epernay to the Côte des Blancs. Its southern offsets are Côte de Sezanne. The towns of Reims and Epernay are the commercial centres of the area. Traditionally Champagne is created from wines from different locations within the appellations. In the blends of some great champagne estates, wines from up to 200 municipalities can be found.
The region is quite unique in its composition – the chalk and the marine sediments of belemnite fossils on the surface to create the belemnite terrain.
The terrain absorbs heat slowly during the day and releases gradually at night. This soil constitution is also very good for drainage.
It was not until 1927 that the Champagne region was defined. The area was split into 5 producing districts; the Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sezanne, Montage de Reims and Vallée de la Marne.
The different districts produce grapes of varying character due to the terroir; the soil, the elevation, the amount of sun and rain too. The grapes planted on the northern facing slopes have high levels of acidity; by contrast, the grapes of the southern slopes have a more complex character. By adding various grapes together the producer is a able to make a champagne with its own unique blend.
At ChampagneGifts4U we offer an silver award winning champagne awarded by the Internation Wine Challenge 2009. The champagne is produced in the Marne Valley of the champagne region. It is named “Lelac”. Lelac champagne is a blend of chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. It is pale yellow in colour with intense notes of pears, apples and citrus fruits. It combines richness and balance on the palate with a long and lingering finish. The champagne that we offer is a brut (dry) champagne. Buy this branded house champagne as a single Lelac Brut Champagne
or if you want to get even more affordable champagne, either for wedding, engagement, birthday, Christmas, graduation, or as thank you champagne - then give a Lelac Brut Champagne Case
, which come directly from the champagne region.
Date posted: 16/11/2010