Champagnes from Cote de Sezanne, France available from Dawe Wines, Bath Somerset.

Champagnes of Côte de Sézanne

The climate of Cote de Sézannes is wet, and rich in clay.  These effects give a wide, full and rich character to the Chardonnay that comes from here. The grapes ripen earlier, with rounded acidity and fuller flavours, which are a lot fruitier than its northern sub-region neighbours.  After Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier is the next most planted with a 20% share, and is often the raw material of rosés.