The Essence of Champagne

The Essence of Champagne

Champagne is a name bestowed on a prestigious winegrowing region that resides 93 miles northeast of Paris. This expansive enclave has a reserved character that is steeped in Old World history. It is a community of understated elegance with a geographic identity that extends beyond any other province in the world. The historic perspective of Champagne dates back to the 5th century when the Romans excavated deep mines into the rigid chalk and limestone soils that encircle the city.These caves, called “crayeres” served as a protective lifestyle for the city of Reims and the French underground during the wars of 1914-1918. Within a community of markets and hospitals, quarries protected soldiers and residents during the German invasions. The subterranean matrix of tunnels is cool and dimly lit with high cathedral-like ceilings that dwell 125 feet below ground. Ruinart was one of the first Champagne houses to use these ancient cellars for the aging and maturing of their cuvées.

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Champagne Krug
Grand Cuvee Brut
168Eme Edition

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Champagne
Veuve Clicquot
Vintage 2012

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Champagne Palmer Blanc de Blancs

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Champagne
Ruinart Rose´

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Champagne
Bollinger Rose´

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2012
Domaine Carneros
Le Reve

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Champagne
Dom Perignon
Vintage 2008

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Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs

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2010 Schramsberg
J Schram

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Champagne
Moet & Chandon
2012 Grand Vintage Rose´

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Champagne
Louis Roederer
Vintage 2012

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Champagne
Veuve Clicquot Brut

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