The prestige that a year brings
A Champagne to make the best years all the better
An exceptional Champagne
When a year deserves to be exalted, when a harvest reveals a typicity worth preserving, a Vintage Champagne is produced. A Vintage Champagne can be of any type. The choice is up to the winemaker and the winemaker alone. To mark its characteristics, it will spend at least 36 months in the cellar and often a good deal longer.
A Vintage Champagne is a wine of great character that carries its year’s markers within it. These are prestigious wines, usually reserved for special occasions. But they can also be enjoyed during aperitifs with friends, in discovery of new, more pronounced aromas, such as undergrowth, gingerbread, dried fruit, coffee, cocoa and raisins.
Toasted (bread, biscotte) and roasted (coffee, cocoa) flavours and aromas can be noted.
Various families of aromas come across: fruity (fresh, dried, etc.), floral, spicy, etc.
Citrus, red or yellow fruits, whether fresh or candied, may come to the fore.
This profile includes notes of vanilla, pepper and cinnamon.
Tertiary aromas are dominant: dried fruits, nuts, spices, toast.
Various families of flavours come across: fruity (fresh, dried, etc.), floral, spicy, etc.
The concentrated aromas and flavours mean they are easily perceptible.
The aromas and flavours are rich, forthcoming and easily detectable.
The profile is dense and generous, with a full and lingering sensation on the palate.
An explosive pairing: gambas, caper and garlic butter
The character of the gambas, further exalted by capers and garlic, is in many ways reminiscent of that to be found in a Vintage Champagne.
For what sort of occasions?
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