Grower cavas


There’s quite a lot of talk in wine circles at the moment about Grower Champagnes. These are Champagnes made usually by small (the current buzzword is ’boutique’) producers who own their own vineyards… in the officially protected area of Champagne, of course.
Usually such ‘growers’ have held the vineyards for generations and often have simply looked after the vines and their annual production of approved Champagne grapes, to be sold to the larger players. Perhaps the new incumbent has a more entrepreneurial bent, and decides to make his/her own Champagne.

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