TAG ARCHIVES: Vintage Champagne

Le printemps des champagne comes to London

Le Printemps des Champagnes comes to London

By on 09/04/2024

In 2009 one group of like-minded 'grower-Champagne' producers ('Terre et Vins de Champagne') got together to put on a tasting which focused to a large degree on the vins clairs (the still wines) from the 2008 vintage, before they were bottled for the prise de mousse (the second fermentation in bottle which produces the bubbles).

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wine press in the vineyard

Champagne Spotlight | Marc Hébrart, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ

By on 11/03/2024

A tiny part of the wine market as a whole (as explored in Charles Lea's blog here), grower Champagne has a disproportionate share of characterful, remarkable wines, thanks to the passionate vignerons behind the wines. We're shining a spotlight on our portfolio of grower champagnes this year, each month highlighting a different producer - this month: Marc Hébrart.

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L&S Festive Favourites – What The Team Is Drinking This Christmas

By on 13/12/2018

Everyone likes to indulge in a special bottle or three over Christmas and the L&S team is no different. We've all squirrelled away something to savour and share with (appreciative!) friends and family.    L&S Top Brass   Charles Lea: I'm rather hoping to get a chance to raid the better end of my brother-in-law's cellar - the 2002 Vieux Château Certan was particularly memorable last time.

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Champagne Bollinger RD 2002

2002 BOLLINGER RD – ‘Grown Up’ Champagne

By on 27/03/2014

This is serious stuff. As it hits the glass there is a huge mousse, you can sense the wine and the bubbles, bursting to get out of the bottle after nearly 12 years in the cellar. This soon subsides into a very gentle, beading bubble. Fresh, driven and powerfully mineral – tasting young, despite its fabulous age this will no doubt settle down in 6 months or so to be a wonderful, intense yet balanced Champagne.

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