Harvest 2018 : Superbe, magnifique or put simple : just zen - 5.000 kiloes of grapes.This is the weight, that has passed through the hands of each picker in average at our place. It gets close to double of an ordinary...
24. aug. 2018
Champagne Tange-Gerard : Grapeharvest from Aug 25th
Saturday 25th of August, it's for real.
At Champagne Tange-Gerard, we will begin with the black Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to continue with the white Chardonnays in a few days.
Good quality of grapes
The quality of the year is very promising.
Lots of sugar due to the wonderful weather all summer and zero rots thus perfectly healthy grapes.
This is excactly what you need to make great champagne. So that will be very interesting to follow even it is not for us to guess about right now.
We receive people for dinner tonight and tomorrow we are ready for take-off.
A single from 2018
Obviously, we plan to make another future member of our "singles" line, introduced earlier this year, and where the main shared feature is singularity.
As the quality of 2018 seems so interesting and promising.
We expect the first of our singles, Cuvée Solliage (Read more here), to be followed by the next one later this year. It is a brut nature made of 100% Chardonnays.
Please fine more information about the general ideas of the singles line here and about the classic line here.
As we have come from different worlds - France and Denmark - our daily work is to bring these origins and views together in our Tange-Gérard champagnes and in our daily work where we have made sustainability a key word of the management of our company.
In the summer of 2016, we proudly received our viticulture durable certification. This summer we passed the "mid term"-check. This is a demanding choice for a small company like ours that is not equipped with state-of-the-art machinery to support the change of the way we work in the vineyards. Our main tools are more than 40 years old, and that includes ourselves :-)
As for the bubbles, we enjoy them as much as ever, and our shared hope is to let them make your world spin in an easy-going fashion too. Champagne makes the world more fun, even just for a while, why not go for it ?
Please send a mail if you want to know more. Enjoy, Alain Gérard and Solveig Tange.