A Taste of Terroir Champagne Tasting: Côte des Blancs
Dive into the incredible terroir of the Côte des Blancs for the night with this beautiful champagne tasting hosted by Emperor's Head Sommelier, Kyri.
The Côte des Blancs is an iconic area of the region of Champagne located a few kilometers from Epernay. As its name suggests, the Côte des Blancs is an exclusively white appellation translating into ‘The Hill of Whites’. Chardonnay is planted as a stand-alone varietal (85% of the vineyards are planted with Chardonnay).
The chalk-covered ridge of the Côte des Blancs is where the Chardonnay finds its finest expression, source of the famous Blanc de Blancs Champagne style.
Perfect examples of this pure expression of Chardonnay can be found in the wines of: De Sousa, Larmandier-Bernier, La Rogerie and other incredible producers.
Champagne List for Tasting:
Les Mesnil Sur Oger | Pierre Peters
Avize | La Rogerie
Cuis 1er Cru | Pierre Gimonnet
Vertus | Pascal Doquet
Oger, Cramant | De Sousa
Join the Emperor team and its Head Sommelier, Kyri, and dive into the stunning gem of the Côte des Blancs.
A Taste of Terroir Series will take you to the region of Champagne, one of the most expensive and protected lands in the world. Only wines made with fruits from the region and following the Méthode Champenoise can be called champagnes. The region is divided into four growing areas: Côte des Bar, Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. In our Series, we will take you on a journey discovering each region and its treasures.