What happens during blending (assemblage)?

Most Champagne wines are produced by blending different crus (villages), the three main Champagne grape varieties (chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier) and a proportion of “reserve” wines from previous harvests.


Move 3 wines into each tank to create the desired blend.

To retain the unique style of an exceptional year

A single village of origin

Blanc de blancs
White grapes only

Blanc de noirs
Black grapes only

Cuves cépages

Pinot noir – 1995 Cru Les Riceys

Meunier – 1995 Cru Charly-sur-Marne

Chardonnay – 1995 Cru Avize

Pinot noir – 2000 Cru Verzenay

Pinot noir – 1995 Cru Verzenay

Chardonnay – 1995 Cru Verzenay

Chardonnay – 2011 Cru Villers – Marmery

Chardonnay – 2000 Cru Bassuet

Chardonnay – 2005 Cru Essoye

Meunier – 2005 Cru Pierry

Meunier – 2006 Cru Hautvillers

Pinot noir – 2005 Cru Aÿ


There are a huge diversity of blends; however the most common style for a Champagne is non-vintage brut.