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"Cuvée Expression" : a colourful finery for the Grande Réserve – June 30, 2017

 

"Cuvée Expression" :  a colourful finery for the Grande Réserve

 

In reference to its expressive character, the coloured spots convey the AROMATIC Explosion in mouth when tasting this original cuvée. Definitely pop, with bright and striking colours, the « CUVÉE EXPRESSION » underlines Beaumont des Crayères' diffusion in more than 25 countries. To celebrate this international reach, the bottle is tagged of 6 different languages. Components and fruity notes depict the cuvée and reflect the gourmand style of the House.

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History

In 1955, a group of wine growers from the rolling countryside around Epernay founded Beaumont des Crayères Champagne in Mardeuil. With 85 hectares currently under vine in the very heart of Champagne, the house now markets approximately 600,000 bottles across the 5 continents.

 

For Beaumont des Crayères Champagne, such a level of self-sufficiency in fruit provides an extraordinary guarantee of quality and diversity. It makes it one of only a few houses able to apply ruthless selection techniques from the vineyard through to the bottle, whereby only the finest components are kept at each stage of the wine making process.

 

Enjoying critical acclaim within the industry and regularly awarded accolades in many countries, the outstanding quality of Beaumont des Crayères Champagne rapidly secured the house extensive international exposure. Hence, 70% of its Champagnes are exported. Its broad range of Champagnes is now marketed in France and abroad in a selection of wine merchants, Champagne bars and gourmet restaurants.

 

As further proof of its quality across the globe, ISO 22000 certification was awarded to Beaumont des Crayères Champagne in 2014. It endorses a high level of expertise, the traceability of its Champagnes and its commitment to land conservation for future generations.

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Vineyards

The quality of its grapes is primarily what makes Beaumont des Crayères a great Champagne. The expertise of its 250 member growers is instrumental in promoting this quality. All year round, come rain, come shine, they keep a close eye on their vines to ensure they produce the finest grapes. Three-quarters of Beaumont des Crayères' vineyards are located on the outskirts of Epernay, in the village of Mardeuil. The house also boasts plots in Damery, Cumières, Hautvillers and Dizy as well as in Pierry, Vinay and Epernay.

 

Due to the specific characteristics of its soils and particularly its climate, wine growing is a challenging occupation in Champagne. Technical skills and passion are required to ensure vines thrive in this northerly region. From pruning and training through to harvesting, most work in the vineyard is done by hand. And out of respect for this unique natural heritage, the wine growers have been applying the principles of sustainable culture for a long time.

 

At the end of the summer, technical staff at Beaumont des Crayères track the pace of ripening as soon as the grapes start to change colour, so as to adjust the rate of harvesting depending on conditions each year. By monitoring ripeness, they can also select single-vineyard sites that are home to the best quality vines - these are earmarked for the prestige cuvees. The grapes are selected depending on their quality and degree of ripeness as soon as they are picked and undergo further checks on their arrival at the press so that substandard grapes can be discarded.

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Winemaking

As the custodian of the house's high standards, the Beaumont des Crayères' cellar master lavishes utmost care and attention on wine making and blending of his Champagnes. Must from each grape variety, individual batches and the various single-vineyard selections are fermented separately. This technique gives him an extensive array of wines to marry during blending.

 

Fermenting the wines separately also means that wine making can be tailored to suit each cuvee. To ensure the highest level of proficiency, racking and the various types of fermentation are conducted in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. For the prestige cuvees, some of the wines are aged in oak, imparting greater aromatic intensity, substance on the palate and length.

 

A few weeks after the harvest, the blending season begins with a series of blind tastings involving all the wines from the current harvest and reserve wines. For the house's team of wine makers, this is another stage of selection designed to identify the wines that will, or will not, be used in blends of Beaumont des Crayères Champagne. Over the course of several months, the tastings for blending occur: this long, painstaking process is designed to define the exact proportions of each wine in each of the cuvees.

 

Blending is a key stage in the making of a great Champagne. For Beaumont des Crayères, blending is imbued with a sense of magic such are the astounding results of this fusion of cuvees in terms of smell and taste profiles. 

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