Champagne Guest House/Hotel and Restaurant Dans les Vignes (“amongst the vines”) is in Chamery (51 Marne, Grand Est) is on the site of a Champagne producer (Bonnet-Ponson).
The modern and spacious accommodation at the Hotel Dans les Vignes provides some stunning views over the Champagne vineyards and the village of Chamery is quiet and peaceful whilst only 9 miles from Reims, the capital city of Champagne. En-suite rooms are spacious and comfortable and offer Free Wifi. A glass of champagne is offered and visits to the on-site Bonnet-Ponson Champagne house and vineyard cellars can be organised. There is also a restaurant in the hotel.
The domaine is situated on the Montagne de Reims, one of the prime production areas for Champagne, best known for black grapes and the grand cru villages of Mailly, Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy. Pinot Noir dominates and is grown on the slopes of the “mountain”. The Bonnet-Ponson Rosé Champagne ia produced from a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay. “After a minimal ageing of 3 years in the cellars, vinous and spicy notes melt with very fleshy expression of Chamery’s pinot noir.” The Champagne Houses of Pommery and Veuve-Cliquot are just a few miles away!
for more info and to check availability at this Champagne Guest House/Hotel see Dans les Vignes
nearby alternative vineyard accommodation: Chateau de Rilly
airport: Paris CDG 130km/80 miles
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As récoltant manipulant (RM), the only grapes used to make the wines come from our vineyard, about fifty plots spread over four villages of La Montagne de Reims :
Chamery, Vrigny, Coulommes la montagne in Premier Cru, Verzenay in Grand Cru.
The orientation of the hills varies from south-east to north-east, creating many micro-terroirs where each grape variety has a specific place:
The 10,5 hectares of the vineyard are today planted with 3,80 hectares of Pinot noir, 3,30 hectares of Pinot Meunier, 3,20 hectares of Chardonnay and 0,20 hectares of Petit Meslier (first parcel planted in 2016).
The majority of the vines are planted on the hills of these three villages of the western part of La montagne de Reims, also known as “petite montagne”. Formed during the tertiary era, the soils are composed of sand, clay/loam and calcareous clay. The fossils shells found in Chamery attest to the presence of the sea in the region thirty-five millions years ago.
Most of the Pinot Meunier vines grow on the lower part of the hills of Chamery and Vrigny, on sandy or clay loamy soil. The wines have intense fruit aroma and an enjoyable lightness when young, . They develop spicy character and vinosity with the aging.
The Pinot noir and Chardonnay are planted on clayey/loamy and calcareous clay soil, which are higher on the slopes of the three villages :
The pinot noirs are well-structured and can develop a wide aromatic range such as red berry, orange peel or herbal scents when older. In Chamery’s parcels of « Les Spectres » and « Le Clos » , the pinot noir shows a great ability to give intense red wine, full of cherry and raspberry aromas, with a touch of spiciness and fleshy character.
Our Chardonnays give wines with a great energy, neat and packed with citrusy and white flower scents. They develop pear and acacia honeyed aromas in « Les Vignes Dieu », a south oriented hill of Coulommes la montagne where they reach exceptional maturity.
The House style is a result of the pairing of these singularities together with a unique formula determined for every vintage.