Well, for the seasoned champagne lovers, the meaning of the term “vintage champagne” is very common. In fact, for them it is like asking for the meaning of “water.”
However, for others, especially those joining the world of Champaign for the first time, vintage champagne is a vocabulary.
Vintage champagne simply means the drink was made from grapes of 1-year harvest. Non-vintage champagnes were made from blended grapes of different years’ harvests.
This implies that the entire production of vintage champagne must be completed from the year labeled on the brand. I believe you now know why vintage champagnes are unique!
Another unique thing about vintage champagne has to do with production frequency. Vintage champagnes are typically made 3-4 times a decade. This shows how special you are to drink such a rarely-produced product. Imagine how special it feels to have an opportunity to drink a model produced only 3-4 times in the entire 10 years!
If that is not enough to make you feel special, this one will: vintages represent only about 5% of the global Champaign production. This means that had vintage champagne been a living thing, it would have been categorized under “endangered species!”
And while non- vintage champagnes take at least 1.5 years to mature, vintage champagne take at least 3. That explains why as a vintage champagne-lover, you wouldn’t easily be convinced to take a non- vintage champagne.
Meanwhile, while vintage champagnes are unique, not all of them are the same. That is why we have researched and presented you with the top 4 best vintage champagne on the market today.
When it comes to champagne production industry, time is usually twice as valuable as it is in other aspects of life. That is because the older the brand, the more valuable it becomes. Speaking of time, 2009 is comparatively less than perfect. But luckily, Dom Pérignon managed to feature in the top-4 list.
Flavored with chardonnay and pinot noir, it won’t be easy for you to control the urge to take a second sip! So, if you are not ready for drinking, you better not taste it.
The ingredients include grapefruit, citrus zing, freshly toasted branches, nectarine and sun-soaked lemon. It also has sharp saline acidity and spicy vanilla oak which makes it easier for you to forgo the food.
The brand’s label is Maison’s shield that was created by Tokujin Yoshioka, a victorious Japanese designer! So, by drinking this brand, you are literally entering the world of victors!
This model has the aromas of honey blossom, citrus, brioche and almond. It is a ready-to-drink brand. Consequently, you won’t waste time waiting for flavors to better acquaint themselves before you quench your thirst.
However, be aware that the first sips are vital and revivifying. But that should not discourage you as there is nothing extremely strong-tasting or too heavy.
If you are looking a sparkling champagne to fall in love with, Moët & Chandon got you! In fact, it tastes as if it was specifically made for first dates: so lovely indeed! It is well balanced and structured; as a result, you don’t have to worry about anything, just drink.
Its beautiful delicate rosy hue makes it ideal for beautiful occasions such as Valentine’s days. Meanwhile, if you are a person who loves surprises, you should consider surprising your partner with a bottle over the weekend.
Although it is quite expensive, it is worth it. It deserves the high rank. Anyway, what else would you expect of wine that comes in deep gold color?
If you are a parent who love to get real with your child about life, open this one on his/her 21st birthday. I am sure she/he will live to remember you.
It contains all the nicest ingredients you have ever had. Talk of roasted nuts, ginger, caramel, nougat, candied citrus zest, … name them.
Although 1996 appears like yesterday in the wine industry, the fact is that this brand deserves the credit. According to Tyson Stelzer, an International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015, Stash 1996 deserves 10/10 rating.
The Wine Company, on its part, gave the brand a five-star rating. Besides that, the brand scored 96 points from Wine Spectator.
It will give you all excitement you need to end your day in style.so if you can afford it, do not hesitate to get into your pockets.
This is among the models rocking in the market today. Tyson Stelzer gave the brand 9/10. The Wine company gave the brand 4-star rating and the Wine Spectator, 94 points. Simply put, buy it, take a sip and give it your genuine rating.
It is rated 5/10 by Tyson Stelzer. The Wine Company gave it a four-star rating and Wine Spectator, 94 points. This is one is a love champ. So, if you want your partner to scream your name buy her this one.
Although it is still in its early days (made in 2008), Veuve Clicquot’s fame is already rocking romantic venues. Tyson Stelzer gave it 10/10.
The Wine Company gave it four stars and Wine Spectator, 92 points. You don’t have to wait until your wedding day, just grab one and bring the wedding moments closer.
In every industry, there is the ruler and the ruled. Fortunately, Champaign rule the wine and spirits industry.
But it is not just any Champaign, it must be one of the above-listed brands. So, ensure that you grab one in your first date, don’t be cheap bro! Show her that you have something, even if you are barely surviving.
Personally, Champagne Krug Vintage Brut 2000 makes my night! But I drink it on rare occasions, like when celebrating job promotions.