Winegrowers said the warm weather in August was a saving grace. Harvest As it grew closer That Became apparent the small Amounts of grapes on the vines Were of excellent quality. In September as grapes picked and pressed Were, OFTEN at close to 11% alcohol, winemakers Were amazed by the concentration of flavor, natural sugar and acidity, and talk of a potential Began to be Widespread vintage.
'The basis wines show a lovely richness as well as the acidity needed to make outstanding and long-lived Champagnes,' Jean-Philippe Moulin, director of wine making at Champagne Barons de Rothschild and Paul Goerg. 'We will definitely a vintage bottle For Both brands.'
Charles Philipponnat at Champagne Philipponat agreed. '2012 Is an exceptional vintage and Especially promising for Pinot Noir, 'I said, and was echoed by at least three other Producers, Including Champagne and Champagne Tarlant Boizel.
Benoit said the quality of Tarlant all three grape varieties was 'excellent - something extremely rare Which is'.
I've added That would make less non-vintage This Year. 'It would be a pity not to make a decent amount of vintage wine, even if it means we have a little less of of our non-vintage cuvee.'
The average harvest in 2012 was just under 9,000 kg / hectare - Significantly lower than the maximum allowance of 11,000 kg / hectare.
WINE BARREL / WINE BARRELS / OAK BARREL / OAK BARRELS
BARRICAS / BARRILES DE ROBLE / BARRICAS DE MADERA
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL