The Champagne region is famous for its wines. It is the site of a unique wine-growing terroir, and this is what makes its wines so special. It boasts several diverse appellations, a fact which adds to the region’s renown.
Rosé des Riceys
The Rosé des Riceys is one of the Champagne region’s most famous wines. It is the most thoroughly controlled wine in France, so much so that it isn’t drawn every year. The Rosé des Riceys is made from a variety of Pinot Noir grapes that grow on the sunniest and highest slopes in the region. The village of Riceys is the vastest terroir in Champagne, and produces three AOC wines (Rosé des Riceys, Coteaux Champenois, Champagne).
Coteaux Champenois wines once practically held a monopoly over wine production in the region, but faced competition as other wines began to emerge. The AOC label was given in 1974. Coteaux Champenois wines, be they white, red or rosé, are all rich and supple.
Muid Montsaugeonnais and Montsaugeonnais are two old vineyards which disappeared at the start of the 20th Century, but which have since seen a revival. The Montsaugeonnais vineyard was replanted in 1988, whilst Muid Montsaugeonnais gained an award for its Pinot Noir in 2003.
The origins of Coiffy wine date back to Antiquity, but it saw a renewal in 1981. It is today composed of Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Gamay, and Pinot Gris grapes. Its red and white wines have won several awards in the Concours Général Agricole de Paris, and complete the range of wines to be found in Champagne.