CÔTE DES SÉZANNE
The Côte de Sézanne is mostly planted with Chardonnay as the region has the same chalk disposition as the Côte des Blancs but Pinot Noir is becoming increasingly popular.
The soil is composed of chalk with large amounts of marl and sand and the south-eastern exposition is particularly favourable to riper and bolder expressions of Chardonnay compared to the leaner styles found in the Côte des Blancs.
Good sunlight exposure and warmer than the Cote des Blancs.
Chalk with some pockets of clay.
A hilly area where most of the vineyards face southeast.
Average age of 35 years, 18 plots scattered across Bouzy, chalk soil with a sunny disposition, renowned for Pinot Noir
Year upon year, the blend is always made up of
64% Pinot Noir 36% Chardonnay
One blend, the best blend, the Plener blend
- The 'Raison d'Etre of Jean Plener Fils
Maud, aged 37 is the 7th generation of winegrower in the Plener family. She explains that each plot is like a member of the family - with their own personality deserved of the best care and attention. Maud’s philosophy is to ensure that each bottle is the best bottle.
The Plener family take great pride in producing their Champagne to the highest of standards, which seek to preserve the terroir, manage water responsibly and reduce energy dependency.
Maud has charismatically injected a fourth sense into Champagne, she pays close attention to the appearance, the nose, the taste and the sound of the Plener blend! Maud loves to listen to the sound of the bubbles in the glass, which play a tune back to her.
She personally handles and envisages the future of each bottle - who will drink it, when and where.