Champagne 2012 vintage report (by Geoffrey Dean)

Posted: May 6, 2013 by Johan Botha in Celebrities, Cellars, Europe, France, MCC, Oenology, Sparkling, Vinification, Vintage, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries, World wine news
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The 2012 Vintage report...

The 2012 Vintage report…


Although it is still too early for a clear consensus to emerge among the Champenois, a good number are getting so excited after the recent assemblage of the 2012 vintage that it is even being compared to those of 1959, 1969 and 1990.


Damien Le Sueur, director of production for Taittinger, has led the praise, declaring that “what seems clear about 2012 is that it meets all the requirements to be a great vintage”.


Le Sueur told Harpers that his own team’s sense of anticipation dated back to the harvest. “At the end of September, we really had great expectations. In tasting after tasting, we discovered that the ‘vins clairs’ were beautiful.


“The harvesting conditions were excellent with perfect weather with freshness in the morning, very healthy grapes and a yield far lower than usual. We have enjoyed working on the assemblage of each of our
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