|Small producer Herve Gallais shows us his vines.|
|The Champagne region marked in red on a map of France|
|In the village of Boursault|
|Chateau Boursault: Madame Cliquot's old hunting lodge|
|Herve explains the grape varieties.|
|Chardonnay -- champagne on the vine.|
|Herve explains how to tell which grape is which...I didn't really get it. It's subtle.|
|Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Hold that thought.|
|Looking out across the beautiful Marne Valley.|
|It's not easy having a chateau in the family.|
The place is presently under slow renovation.
|Not quite sure what Herve is illustrating here. |
I think he's saying "we press gently..."
This is the stainless steel vat in which the first fermentation takes place.
|In his own small cave Herve shows us the yeast and sugar lees in a bottle.|
|Learning to do the remuage.|
|The tasting facilities may not have been swanky, but the champagne was|
delicious and plentiful, and the view divine. Plus a very reasonable price list.
|A case is on its way to me!|
|Happy Champagne visitors: guide Sydney with us.|