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 aging adds complexity
A vintage champagne’s taste is determined by both the conditions of a given year and the house’s signature style. Only grapes of exceptional quality and maturity are used, giving vintage cuvées a richer, more complex taste, from roast coffee to cocoa and floral notes.
A mark of purity
Madame Clicquot broke new ground in 1810, creating Champagne’s first vintage. Since that moment vintage champagne has been synonymous with the exceptional – the product of grapes harvested in one premium year, reflecting years of dedication and craftsmanship.