A decade in Champagne


champagne-glassAfter two consecutive vintages that were relatively easy to manage, the end of the decade presented Champagne with more testing conditions.

Early concerns about drought were washed away when over two months worth of rain fell in three days during August, causing fruit to swell rapidly and fears of rot, especially for Pinot Noir.

The weather picked up halfway through the harvest, but skilled sorting looks set to make the difference between success and mediocrity this year.

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