CÔTE DES BAR
The Cote des Bar is located in the southernmost part of the Champagne region, two hours south of Reims. Originally looked upon as an outcast of the Champagne region, new artisanal Producers are encouragingly making their own terroir-driven Champagne.
Pinot Blanc has a long history in the Cote des Bar and some Producers are making single varietals of this kind. The blend of limestone and clay soil (kimmeridgean soil) means that the wines boast acidity as well rich and bold fruity flavours.
Marginally warmer temperatures and less prone to frost due to the southern location.
Limestone-rich Kimmeridgean marl (chalk meets clay), very similar to the soils of Chablis.
Vineyards are mostly southeast facing and dedicated to Pinot Noir.