Champagne Beaumont des Crayères

Champagne, France

Beaumont des Crayères was founded in 1955 by a group of quality-focused growers near Épernay in Champagne. The cooperative now numbers over 250 members, farming 85 hectare of prime vineyards.

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Champagne is located in the north of France, near the limit of successful viticulture, and is influenced by a dual climate. Continental influence ensures adequate levels of heat and sunlight in the summer and the oceanic influence provides steady, moderate precipitation. In this climate it would be difficult to ripen grapes for still wines but is ideal for retaining the crispness and acidity required for sparkling wine. The cooperative sustainably farms a patchwork of plots in the Marne Valley, in the heart of Champagne, growing the regions three principal grape varieties- the white Chardonnay and the two black varieties, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

 

Olivier Piazza has been chef de cave at Beaumont des Crayères since 2007, blending the various vineyard plots to craft a range of rich and expressive wines with extended ageing.