A decade in Champagne



Charles Philipponnat

As with the positive reports elsewhere in France, 2009 was yet another year to put a smile on the faces of the Champenois.

Early feedback drew comparisons with years like 1982 or 1989, while Pinot Noir in particular shone.

Philipponnat described the harvest as “the healthiest I’ve seen in my lifetime”, but whether it can emerge from the superstar shadow of 2008, only time will tell.

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