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State-Of-The-Art Winery Embraces Innovative Technology

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 von admin

Technical paper by: Vincent Lejeau

Bailly Lapierre is one of the leading producers of Crémant de Bourgogne, a white or rose sparkling wine made predominantly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. As is the case with many European wineries and vineyards, Bailly Lapierre exudes history and tradition. Not only can the company’s origins be traced back to the late Roman Empire when vineyards first began to flourish in the region, but its day-to-day operations are situated 50 meters (165 feet) underground in an ancient quarry that supplied the stone for some of the greatest works in France’s architectural heritage: the Pantheon, Notre-Dame de Paris and Chartres Cathedral. And if this wasn’t enough history, the location was also used as a German airplane hangar during World War II and as a mushroom-cultivation center until 1970.

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