The Union Champagne - Champagne de Saint-Gall, based in Avize, announces the admission of a new member, the Coopérative Vinicole de Grauves, which was tentatively announced in January.
The Coopérative Vinicole de Grauves unites about 200 members and 50 hectares of vineyards in the Premier Cru classified Grauves and the Côte de Blancs.
For the Union Champagne, it is the 15th member in its association. The association was founded in 1966 and, according to its own information, has counted 2,330 members and 1,348 hectares of vineyards so far. The Grand Cru and Premier Cru classified wine-growing region stretches from the Côte de Blancs to the Montagne de Reims and the Marne Valley.
Champagne exports, which plummeted last year due to the Corona crisis, seem to be recovering, as Frédéric Baiocco, export manager of the Union Champagne - Champagne de Saint-Gall, reports. "According to data from the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne), exports in March 2021 are up 37 percent on average compared to last year." For Germany, an increase of 45 percent is mentioned. itp