Chardonnay Discovery in the Cote de Blanc

Champagnes that use 100% Chardonnay grapes are called Blanc de Blanc. Chardonnay is the world’s most popular, and well-known grape variety but holds particular importance for the French region of Burgundy, since it was in this region (along with the Chablis region) where its sparkling wine rose to fame. If you are intersted in visiting Chablis or Sancerre please email us, and we will organize a private tour.

Unlike the purplish Pinot Noir, Chardonnay grapes have a green, almost golden appearance and produce white wine. Chardonnay grapes are often confused with those of Pinot Blanc, since both varieties have similar looking leaves, grape vines and cluster shapes. Its appeal and dominance in both the sparkling and still wine has often given it the nickname, "Noble Chardonnay".

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Sample Itinerary

Half Day Tour
 ▸ Visit 1 Grand Cru 4 Chardonnay comparison tasting
 ▸ Visit 2 Artisanal Chardonnay vine visit, vine walk & multi tasting

Full Day Tour
 ▸ Visit 3 Vineyard visit in Vertu
 ▸ Visit 4 Vineyard visit in Mesnil sur Oger

Lunch Idea Choose from picnic style or informal lunch served in glass Boco jars, a french healthy / gastronomic fast food concept at an independent vineyard:

▸ Pâté en croûte (crunchy crust)
▸ Seasonal Salad in a jar with grains, pasta, rice or potatoes.
▸ Toasted bread with a local cheese: Chaource, brie de Meaux or Langre
▸ Jar with cottage cheese, biscuit and fruits

Overnight Options: Hotel Les Avises, Le 25 Bis
Grand Cru villages: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Oiry.
Famous Brands in the Area: Nicolas Feuillatte, Duval

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