Jean Velut, Aube, Côtes des Bars, Montgueux

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Champagne Jean Velut; A History Written in Chalk

The story of Champagne Jean Velut, like that of many great wines, is one of risk taking and outside the box thinking. Montgueux, in the Aube, was a completely unknown satellite commune of Champagne where people grew grains and some grapes to make wine for personal consumption. But in the early 1970s, as the demand for Champagne began to grow, Jean Velut realized that he was, literally, standing on a new future for him and his family. Montgueux is a massive outcropping of chalk emerging dramatically from the flat fields of wheat surrounding the nearby city of Troyes, perfect for growing chardonnay.

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Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size: Social Media:
France Champagne Montgueux Jean Velut Early 1970s 3,500 cases Lutte Raisonnée Manual 6 ha Facebook: Champagne Jean Velut

Wine Name Warieties Average Vine Age Soil Vineyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Champagne Brut NV ‘Premier Temps’ 80% chardonnay 20% pinot noir 17-50 years chalky clay Fermentation and aging in cement tank for 12 months 2,000 cases
Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV ‘Lumiere et Craie’ 100% chardonnay 17-50 years chalky clay Base wines fermented and aged in tank. 1,000 cases
Champagne Brut Rosé 50% pinot meunier 50% pinot noir 17-50 years chalky clay All reserve wines from a solera type system of tanks of undetermined age. 500 cases
2008 Temoignage 100% chardonnay 40-50 years chalky clay Fermented in tank 100 cases