Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Epernay. Champagne anyone?

This part of France is known for the grapes, it's cool white clay caves and ultimately the bottles of fine champagne that is produced by there.  That first photo shows the hillside grapevines that are cultivated as far as the eye can see 
We had the pleasure of visiting there for a couple of days and scored a few bottles from a small family producer who had eighty year old vines with roots that go deep in the ground. Those grapes had a sweet dry earthy tone with those distinctive small bubbles. Great stuff. 

Always nice to buy from the proud producer. 

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