The joy of terroir
Cramant grand cru, Champagne
Sunrise over the Cramant vineyards, located in one of only six grand cru villages in the Côte des Blancs area of Champagne, just south of Epernay. These are Chardonnay vines, planted on the commune’s east-facing belemnite chalk slopes. The soils are up to 10m deep and are made from fossilised cuttlefish, which contributes mineral and creamy characteristics to the final wine. The vineyards pictured cover 351ha and are owned by Champagne house Laurent-Perrier. It blends Chardonnay from Cramant with grapes from other grands crus and different vintages to make its exceptional Grand Siècle Champagne.