Day Five

Today we visited Yveline Prat in Vert-Toulon and then in Paris we met with Christophe Regi of Champagne Regi.

The village of Vert-Toulon is located in the Val du Petit Morin south of Epernay and is planted 87% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Meunier, and 2% Pinot Noir.

Yveline Prat, Vert-Toulon

The house of Yveline Prat was founded in 1975 by Yveline and Alain Prat and now includes their children Alexandre and Aurelia. They offer 2 ranges of champagne, Tradition which are light and fruity and Georges de la Chapelle their exclusive champagne, which are fine and balanced cuvees. 

We toured and tasted with Alexandre.

Cuvées Tasted:

  • George de la Chapelle: Extra Brut
  • George de la Chapelle: Brut
  • George de la Chapelle: Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • George de la Chapelle: Brut Rosé
  • George de la Chapelle: Cuvée Nostalgie, Brut
  • Yveline Prat: Vieilli en Futs de Chene, Brut Reserve
  • Yveline Prat: Sélection, Blanc de Blancs
  • Yveline Prat: Millésime 2012
  • Yveline Prat: Tradition, Demi-Sec

Champagne Regi, Reims

The house of Champagne Regi was founded by Christophe Regi in 2018.  Christophe not only trained as a sommelier, but has vast experience in multiple facets of the wine industry.  It was, however, his incredible passion for wine and the bubbly in particular that lead him to La Champagne.  Regi sources grapes from the Grand Cru villages of: Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy on the Montagne de Reims and Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Orger in the Côte des Blancs.  As note By Christophe: “We are not the only ones to offer exclusively 100% Grand Cru champagnes, made with the greatest Pinots Noirs and Chardonnays. It is our extended sur lie aging process that puts us in another category.”  The champagnes spend five to seven years or more in the cellar before disgorgement.   We met with Christophe in Paris to taste his Cuvees.

 Cuvées Tasted:

  • Brut, Grand Cru
  • Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru
  • Extra Brut, Grand Cru
  • Rosé Brut

Visit What’s Open to learn more about these cuvées.