- Fantastic vintage champagne, showing the charm of this harvest year
- Rich, decadent style of champagne. We recommend decanting prior to serving
- Pair this with a cheese souffle or a pumpkin and parmesan risotto
Charming from the very first sip, the Vintage Brut 2006 expresses more freshness and grace than its predecessor, the Vintage Brut 2005. This distinctive aromatic profile confirms the very ‘raison d’être’ of a vintage wine, the expression of one particular year.
The fruit of a year characterized by a generous acidity, this vintage presents excellent ageing potential. Matured for almost ten years in the unique thousand-year-old chalk cellars, this ideal classic fully reveals its complex character and takes its place amongst the most celebrated Champagnes.
"The wine initially presents a generous nose with floral tones highlighted with a touch of jasmine and honeysuckle. An abundance of fruity aromas then comes alive: white peach, fresh apricot, mirabelle plum, grapefruit and yuzu with each other. When swirled in the glass, more subtle notes of bergamot, toasted hazelnut, liquorice and grated coconut confer a superb complexity to this multi-dimensional bouquet." - Chef de Caves - Cyril Brun.
Second release since 2000 and then 2005, with 2001 and 2003 write-offs and the more elegant 2002 and 2004 reserved for Piper-Heidsieck; 60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay from just 11 villages, with a strong base of Ambonnay, then Verzy, Verzenay, Bouzy, Avize, Oger, Cramant, Vertus, Mailly and Vindey; 10g/L dosage.
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