Our 3 grape varieties

 

The grape variety expresses itself with what it absorbs from the soil.

In Rilly-la-Montagne, it is the chalk of the limestone subsoil which first of all gives typicity to our wines in addition to our particular climate and the relief of our hillsides.

Since 1935, three grape varieties, selected for their  perfect suitability to the terroir of Champagne, have been authorised for the production of champagne.

The Veuve Maurice Lepitre estate distinguishes itself by the elaboration of champagne from these 3 grape varieties  : 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier , with the remaining 20% Pinot Noir.

“The existence of Chardonnay is highly
unusual for the region, where grow
essentially Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

This exceptional grape variety which
grows on a Pinot’s soil brings to our
wines a particular character that we
invite you to taste !”

 

The Pinot Noir 

This is a black grape with white juice.

It yields wines that are well structured,

rich and powerful with red fruits

aromas.

The Pinot Meunier 

This is also a black grape with mostly

white juice mainly. It builds wines that

are round and fruity ; and secondly,

it is late-budding and therefore more

resistant to spring frost.

The Chardonnay 

This is a white grape with white juice .

It gives finesse and elegance to the

wine  with a long maturing capacity.

Chardonnay ages well and develops

aromas of toast, brioche, hazelnut and

citrus fruits.

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