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Gold Label 1997 has a golden yellow colour. On the nose, the aroma of yellow fruits dominates, then notes of dried fruits and gingerbread come through.
In the mouth, it feels silky and complex. The persistent acidity at the finish is seductive, with its toasted vanilla notes.
A complex and powerful wine, is the ideal accompaniment to fish with sauce, poultry or a soft creamy cheese.
Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage marks more than a century of great Lanson vintages since the first was made over a hundred years ago. Produced only from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grands Crus, each bottle is aged for at least five years to develop the aromas and flavours that typify the chosen year – and the unique house style. Powerful, complex and harmonious. Ideal with white meat and fish dishes.
53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay
Pinot Noir Grand Cru : Verzenay, Verzy, Bouzy, Aÿ
Chardonnay Grand Cru: Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
One of the oldest champagne house, Lanson was founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, a magistrate from the Reims. The values and expertise that created the unique and enduring style of Champagne Lanson have been handed down from generation to generation. Since 1760, this has been the guiding philosophy of the successive generations that have promoted Lanson throughout the world.
Centuries in the dedicated pursuit of perfection have established the House of Lanson as one of the premier champagne makers. Today, the marriage of a contemporary dynamism with age-old tradition brings pleasure to millions the world over.
Champagne Lanson is one of the few houses in the Champagne region that chooses not to use malolactic fermentation. This decision guarantees the freshness and optimal development of the wines' flavours, allowing vintages to mature fully and evolve their complete array of aromas.
1904, 1928, 1955, 1971, 1990, 1995 or 1996, are among the most illustrious vintages that have distinguished Lanson as a great Champagne House reputed particularly for its Vintage champagnes.
1997 got under way with icy temperatures (-20°C in Reims, -24°C in Riceys on 1st and 2nd January). However, the winter that followed was very mild, which meant that everything came in to bud much sooner. Spring frosts destroyed more than 10%of the crop, and heavy rains in the month of June brought the fear of mildew. Finally, a hot dry summer brought a smile back onto the faces of the wine growers.
The good summer conditions continued throughout the harvest, which began on 15th September. The grapes were very healthy, with high sugar concentration, perfect for high quality wines.