Route Touristique

Here we take a quick look at the villages which form part of the Route Touristique du Champagne. This time, it’s the turn of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.


The village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is situated on the Côte des Blancs, approximately 13km South of Épernay. It is planted with 100% Chardonnay and rated as Grand Cru, meaning that it is scored at 100% for the quality of its grapes.


One of the finest Chardonnay villages, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is home to two of the most prestigious names in Champagne. Firstly, there is Salon, a house that produces just one cuvée, only ever a vintage and only when they deem the vintage year to be good enough for their exacting standards. Secondly there is the walled vineyard: Clos du Mesnil, under the control of Krug and the base for their single vineyard cuvée bearing its name.


There is a decent Négociant-Manipulant in the village, Delamotte which is the sister house to Salon and benefits from their hand-me-downs. The parent company of the two houses is Laurent-Perrier.


Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is a village packed full of decent Récoltant-Manipulants with a number of very impressive houses. There is also the very nice looking Restaurant Le Mesnil, which we yet to try but is on our list of things to do!


We are aware of one Champagne house: Baradon-Michaudet which provides a Bed & Breakfast facility with four rooms and a gîte that sleeps six people. We have not tasted their wines.


For our tourist map of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, click here.


Recommend Récoltants in the village are as follows:


Guy Charlemagne

Claude Cazals

Philippe Gonet

André Jacquart

Launois Père et Fils

Pierre Moncuit

Pierre Peters

J-L Vergnon

Alain Robert


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