Behind the Style
- Champagne Style
What makes a vintage?
A vintage champagne is produced from grapes harvested in a single year. Which is why our maisons will only release a vintage champagne in years of absolutely ideal weather and growing conditions and after conducting rigorous tastings both during the harvest and after fermentation.
Extensive ageing adds complexity
Vintage cuvées are more complex than non-vintages and must be aged on lees for at least three years, though our maisons typically cellar theirs for seven years. Dom Pérignon only releases a champagne when it has reached its plénitude, or its ideal expression.