Côte de Sézanne

Côte de Sézanne

48° 43' 00" N


3° 45' 00" E




about this subregion

The Côte de Sézanne, nestled in the heart of the prestigious Champagne wine region in northeastern France, is a hidden gem that enchants wine enthusiasts with its unique environment and exceptional terroir. This lesser-known subregion of Champagne offers a distinct and captivating wine experience.

One of the defining features of the Côte de Sézanne is its picturesque landscape. The undulating hills, covered in lush vineyards, create a stunning panorama that changes with the seasons. These vineyards benefit from a continental climate with mild temperatures and ample sunshine, ideal for cultivating the grapes that make Champagne so renowned.

Chardonnay reigns supreme as the main grape variety in this region, imparting its signature elegance and finesse to the wines produced here. However, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier also play essential roles, adding depth and complexity to the blends. The combination of these grape varieties, each with its unique characteristics, results in a diverse range of Champagnes from Côte de Sézanne.

The wines from Côte de Sézanne capture the essence of their terroir, boasting a delightful balance of flavors and a distinct mineral character. With its breathtaking landscapes and exceptional grape varieties, Côte de Sézanne continues to be a destination for wine lovers seeking to explore the nuances of Champagne beyond its more famous counterparts.


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Vineyard Hectares



1,250 - 1,350


Discover Terroir

The Côte de Sézanne wine sub-region is located in the north of France, southeast of the commune of Étoge and south of the Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, and Côte des Blancs areas. Although the wines produced in the region don´t have the same ageing capacity as those of the grand cru villages of Côte des Blancs, this is compensated by greater body and richness.

In the Cote de Sezanne, the climate is cold, very similar to that of the Côte des Blancs. For this reason, the wines produced in the region tend to have a cooler profile, thanks to the high acidity that this type of climate confers on the grapes.

Regarding the soil, it is mainly calcareous. This gives it a greater capacity for moisture retention, which is key in times of drought because the vines can have access to the water they need. It also gives a unique mineral touch to Côte de Sézanne sparkling wines.


Most Planted Red Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Most Planted White Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay

Nestled within the Champagne region of France, the Côte de Sézanne reveals a captivating array of both red and white wines, each bearing the unique imprint of its exceptional terroir. Renowned for its boutique wineries and passionate Champagne producers, this enchanting wine region surprises the palate with a symphony of flavors that leave an indelible mark on every wine enthusiast.The Côte de Sézanne's white wines predominantly feature Chardonnay grapes, nurtured in the region's limestone-rich soils. These elegant whites delight with their delicate floral aromas, notes of citrus, and a subtle touch of minerality. The cool climate and chalky terroir imbue the Chardonnay with a crisp acidity, giving rise to Champagnes that are both lively and refined. Each sip unravels the finesse and artistry of the winemaker, offering a harmonious experience for the senses.While the Côte de Sézanne is celebrated for its white wines, it also surprises with its red varieties. The Pinot Noir grapes, cultivated with care in the region's mild climate, reveal wines of depth and character. These reds captivate with their bright red fruit flavors, hints of spice, and a touch of earthiness. The Pinot Noir's velvety texture and fine tannins are a testament to the terroir's influence, delivering wines that showcase the region's dedication to excellence.The Côte de Sézanne prides itself on its commitment to preserving the authentic expression of the grape varieties and the land they grow in. From the gentle slopes of the vineyards to the meticulous craftsmanship in the cellar, every step in the winemaking process reflects a deep appreciation for the region's unique terroir. The result is a collection of wines that tell the story of the Côte de Sézanne, a tale of passion, tradition, and a profound respect for nature.