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La Pitancerie

La Pitancerie
2016 La Generale, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Champagne Brut Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

La Pitancerie
2016 La Generale, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Champagne Brut Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of toast, nectarine preserves, and white tea with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with touches of melon, meyer lemon, toasted hazelnut, and chalk with no oak flavor. A racy, dry vintage Champagne that will sing at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: toast, nectarine preserves, and white tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of melon, meyer lemon, toasted hazelnut, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Vesuvio, Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy, dry vintage Champagne that will sing at the table.

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Champagne Brut Vintage

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Brut Vintage Champagne is a Champagne produced from grapes solely from one vintage. Each Champagne producer has the right to declare a particular vintage; some vintage such as 2002, considered a classic, was declared by virtually every producer, while 2005, thought to be a lesser vintage, was declared only by some producers.

As a vintage Champagne is limited to the fruit of a single year and not several years, as is the norm, production is limited and the price is more expensive than a non-vintage Champagne (in most cases). Depending on the type of vintage Champagne (a prestige cuvée for example as opposed to a standard vintage offering), aging will vary,anywhere from three years after release to twenty.

It is important to remember that a vintage Champagne is not necessarily better than a non-vintage; rather it is different.