France: Champagne

The Aube

The Southern Champagne Vineyards
By Tom Stevenson and Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 24 June 2010
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Richard Cheurlin

Address: 16 Rue des Huguenots, 10110 Celles-sur-Ource
Tel: 03 25 38 55 04  Fax: 03 25 38 58 33
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 48:4:32N (48.07549)    Longitude: 4:23:55E (4.39863) 

Grower Richard Cheurlin is Veuve Clicquot's man-on-the-spot, manning their observation post over the maturing vines and monitoring the local press-house. But Richard is also an outstanding champagne producer in his own right. Of his half dozen nicely varied cuvées, there is one for every circumstance and mood. And he is a guy close to one's heart, a gourmand who loves good food, making some delicious suggestions of what to eat with each of his champagnes. Richard's greatest wine is the vintage Cuvée Jeanne, made in memory of his grandmother, the fermentation in oak handled in as masterly a way as the rest of the non-wooded range.

Useful information: Visits Monday - Saturday 09.30-17.30, appointment preferred. Some English spoken.


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