Harmonious and textured
Champagne was arguably one of the greatest successes of the 2012 vintage. An excellent year for the Champagne vineyards, which some may even compare with the mythical 1990, 1996 and 1947 vintages.
And yet climatic conditions seemed far from conducive to creating a great vintage such as this. In fact, a lengthy, brutal period of cold weather lasting until April, curtailed the onset of the growing period. Heavy rain then struck the vineyard until 20th July. This said, sunny, well-balanced days leading up to the harvest ripened the berries to perfection. The grapes, although small this year, were picked in perfectly healthy condition and revealed pristine quality.