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“THE VINTAGE BRUT CHARDONNAY IS A SUBTLE, DELICATE CHAMPAGNE FULLY EXPRESSING CHARDONNAY VARIETAL CHARACTER.”
Crus selected from those best expressing the most exquisite Chardonnay character.
Blend:Reflecting the finest Chardonnays in Champagne, combining finesse, subtlety and elegance.
Appearance:Delicate golden glints and abundant, delicate bubbles.
Nose:White flower notes of hawthorn and acacia accompanied by more subtle citrus fruit, pear and even limeblossom aromas.
Palate:Full on the palate. Lively, fresh and powerful on the attack, with a complex finish of citrus fruits and honey.
As an aperitif, best served at 7 - 8°C.
With food, best served at 10 - 12°C.
Food and wine pairings:
Aperitif: Pear and foie gras verrines
Starter: Pan-fried scallops and tomato and mango tartare with basil
Main: Turbot and a medley of grape and onions
Dessert: Vanilla and salted butter caramels macaroons
- Gold medal - Sélections Mondiales des Vins au Canada 2014
- Silver medal - Vinalies Internationales 2014
- Silver medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
- Gold medal – Vinalies Internationales 2013
- Silver medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
- Silver medal – International Wine Challenge 2012
A cold winter and springtime frosts laid the foundations for this vintage of abundant yields (12,997 kg/ha). Uneventful flowering was followed by exceptionally hot and sunny weather, which lasted until August. A dank August left producers fearful but fortunately warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. Harvest commenced on September 9th, producing grapes high in sugar level but notably low on acidity. The general health of the grapes was sufficient, producing wines which excel over the preceding 2005 vintage, another warm and ample year. The year's greatest wines are supple and expressive and despite the richness they escape being overly heavy. Overt and welcoming upon launch, the best come with excellent capacity for ageing. Winey, and richly fruity characters, most Champagnes regrettably miss some tension and finesse. Wines of the vintage include Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Krug Vintage and Dom Pérignon Rosé.