Nicolas Feuillatte - 2012 - Blanc de Blancs Brut Vintage Collection - 750 ml.
France - Champagne
Sparkling - Vintage: 2012 - Size: 750 ml.
This vintage celebrates one of the Champagne region’s finest successes. It is a miracle that this excellent vintage even came to light, given the challenging weather conditions hardly conducive to creating a fine wine. As Winter temperatures plummeted, the hillsides saw record lows the likes of which rarely experienced, before unleashing abundant, even violent hailstorms in Spring. By early July, the vines still showed a week’s delay compared to the 10-year average. But to coin an old French saying “Août fait le moût“. August makes the harvest – never was this more true than in 2012. The hot, sunny weather that set in until the harvest began early September encouraged ideal ripening in the grapes. The draining, smoothing effect of the soils played a key roleas any excess water was absorbed by the chalk during the summer months and proved a useful supply to the vine when needed. Reduced quantities of grapes on the vine also contributed to their impressive ripeness and concentration.