However while i was there I shot a short video in one of the wineries we are taking samples from. I was very impressed with the facilities of the Coopérative vinicole de Nogent l'Abbesse, which serves the most North Easterly vineyards of Champagne . These vineyards are located on a small hill near the villages of Nogent l'Abbesse, Cernay-lès-Reims and Berru and are predominantly Chardonnay grapes.
|Nogent l'Abbesse, North East of Reims|
In a period of 10 days, the winery will process approximately 4000 tonnes of grapes through a winery, using some of the most up-to-date winemaking equipment available. The video below highlights how the grapes get from the grower into the winery where there are whole-bunched pressed into juice.