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Vintage 1978

During the early golden era of De Venoge in the mid-1850s, Joseph de Venoge managed to lure his wine into the favour of the European princes by arranging champagne and shooting picnics for them. To please the eye of royalty, a special crystal carafe bottle was created for the Vin des Princes in 1864. No bottles of the early cuvée have survived to this day but the legend of Vin des Prince has persisted nonetheless.
It was, however, much later when the prestigé cuvee as we currently know it was launched. The story begins in 1961 when Champagne des Princes was first made. The first release was a non-vintage but the following examples have been vintage champagnes. The authorities banned the use of the name, as the word Champagne was considered unregisterable; De Venoge’s solution was to rename it Grand Vin des Princes.
Grand Vin des Princes was crafted to fit the emerging blanc de blancs prestige cuvée category pioneered by Salon, Comtes de Champagne and Dom Ruinart. It is a 100 per cent Chardonnay from the Grand Crus of Côtes de Blancs – namely Avize, Oger, Cramant and Chouilly.

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Vin de Princes 1978  ( De Venoge )

"Medium deep browning colour. Rich and soft evolved nose of coffee, viennoiserie, cream and some mushroomy notes. Long and fresh concentrated, even chewy palate. 1-2 g/l dosage is enough. Disgorged approximately 6-7 years ago. "

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