>> Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Bottles aging in the cellar. Richebourg 18xx, 19th century bottle. Domaine Negociant Champy Pere & Fils, Beaune, Burgundy, France
Maison Champy, Burgundy, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Maison Champy (previously Champy Père et Compagnie) is a Burgundy négociant based in the town of Beaune. The company was founded already in 1720. That gives them the right to claim that they are the oldest wine trader ('maison') in Burgundy.
Their wine cellars are in central Beaune, not far from the Mairie/Town Hall. Since 1990 it is owned by Henri and Pierre Meurgey. As a négociant they both buy grapes and must as well as finished wine. More than half of their production is vinified by themselves (as opposed to being finished wined made by someone else). They also own 12 hectares of vineyards. The grape varieties are of course pinot noir for the red burgundies and chardonnay for the white burgundies.
The wines are made with very careful vinification, with the aim to express the grape style and the original terroir from each plot. The wines spend varying lengths of time aging in oak barrels in the wine cellar.
Their total range of wines extends over a large number of different appellations, both from the Cote de Beaune and from the Cote de Nuits.
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