Coteaux Champenois AOC is the dedicated appellation for still wine production in Champagne. Though any of Champagne's seven permitted grape varieties may be used for red (rouge), white (blanc) and rosé wine production, Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot noir remain the most widely used. These wines tend to be light-bodied, dry and high in acidity due to Champagne's northerly, cool climate.
Historically, Champagne was a region for still wine production until the 18th century, when its accidentally effervescent iterations became the preferred style among the royal and wealthy, sparking curious innovations from producers to harness, perfect and market the vibrant, vivacious style of champagne we know and enjoy today.
In homage to Champagne's winemaking history, and in light of global warming and the effects of climate change (which have spurred the region to reduce its environmental impacts and explore heirloom grape varieties), a few Estates continue to produce artisanal still wine, providing a rare glimpse into Champagne’s past, present and future.
Looking to treat yourself or gift your family and friends with a thoughtful champagne package? All our champagnes include Sally Hillman’s signature cartography (A4 size) and comprehensive tasting notes. For special gifting, simply select a card, a gift box and your choice of additional accessories, and we’ll take care of the rest.