Touring the Canard-Duchêne house of Champagne

Carte des vignobles - Ludes

The Canard-Duchêne estate welcomes you in the village of Ludes, located at the heart of the Montagne de Reims. Away form the city-centre agitation, yet still a stone’s throw away (only a 15-minute ride), the estate in itself is a must-see, for its lovely park only, where admirable trees have stood tall for hundreds of years.    Continuer la lecture

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Champagne Stéphane Herbert in Rilly

Stéphane Herbert’s Champagne house is located at the heart of Rilly-la-Montagne, a nice small village. This 4.5-hectare vineyard produces around 35.000 bottles a year. Here, wine-growing is done sustainably, which implies that weeding is left undone on most of the plots. Production is sold essentially to a wide French client base, but also restaurant-owners and wineries. A smaller proportion is exported to Italy, Japan or Austria.   Continuer la lecture

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Champagne Michel Lenique in Pierry

Michel Lenique’s house of Champagne was founded in 1768 in Pierry. The estate is a little less than 7 hectares and yearly production is close to 50.000 bottles. The vines are located in Mardeuil, Vauciennes, Vincelles and Epernay. A large share of the production is sold directly on the property, and 30% of business comes from exportation.

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