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Vintage Champagne Tasting at Christos' House

  • Jan 3, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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For the first tasting of the New Year we're starting off with a bang with Vintage champagne! Vintage champagne is the product of just one harvest and represents only around 5% of all champagne sold. It must be aged for at least 3 years on the yeast lees before disgorgement which adds to the complexity and depth of flavour compared to non-vintage champagnes.

The tasting will feature one champagne form every vintage between 2008 and 2000 and all of the wines will be from independent producers situated in some of the best villages in the region. Most of the wines will be blends but there will also one 100% Chardonnay, one 100% Pinot Noir and one 100% Pinot Meunier (quite rare). Here is the full line-up with the name of the village where each one comes from:

2008 Bernard Hatte Cuvee Benjamin, Grand Cru Verzennay

2007 Dehours Extra Brut, Cerseuil

2006 Dauby, Grand Cru Ay

2005 Bernard Launois, Grand Cru Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

2004 Hubert Paulet, 1er Cru Rilly-la-Montagne

2003 Marc Chauvet, 1er Cru Rilly-la-Montagne

2002 Pierre Legras, Grand Cru Chouilly

2001 Vilmart Cellie D'Or, 1er Cru Rilly-la-Montagne

2000 M Maillart, 1er Cru Ecueil

These champagnes would all cost between £30 and £40 bottle per bottle retail in the UK with one closer to £50.

To start there will be a few nibbles and a glass of non-champagne fizz as a comparison. And to finish a range of bread, cheeses, pates.

The tastiing will be seated round one table and limited to 12 people. The cost is just £39.50 per head.

Cheers,

Christos

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thoroughly enjoyed again - looking forward to the Burns Night tasting too :)

    January 6, 2014

  • Christine M

    Must have been quite a night, with all that clothing left behind! I've signed up for the Burns Night :-)

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Maxine

    I also left an item of clothing behind - a brown cardigan! Oops! I'll have to arrange a way to collect it at some point! Sorry.

    January 4, 2014

    • Christos

      Hello Maxine, I have your cardigan and will keep it for you. Let me know if you would like to collect it after 20/1, or if you are coming to an event when I can give it to you.

      January 5, 2014

    • Maxine

      Hi Christos, I won't be able to collect it before 20/1. Enjoy your trip to India.

      January 5, 2014

  • Christos

    Great way to start the year. Loved the Paulet and Dauby.

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Diane

    A great night with lovely wines. Good fun!

    P.S. Christos I left my sleeveless jacket at yours. It is black with red edging. Could it keep it by for me -I know it's asking a lot but would it be okay for you to bring it along for the wine evening on 21st?
    Thanks for another lovely evening and have a great time in India!

    January 4, 2014

    • Christos

      Hello Diane, I have your jacket and will bring it to the NZtasting - but please remind me the day before!

      January 5, 2014

  • Maxine

    Had a fabulous evening. Thank you!

    January 4, 2014

  • Christine M

    Thank you Christos for a fantastic evening. Wonderful champagnes and great company!

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi again Christos - just nabbed your spare place - looking forward to catching up again and trying some fantastic wines :)

    January 3, 2014

  • susan n.

    If there are two spots available for Friday I am still interested.

    January 1, 2014

  • susan n.

    I would like to come to this Champagne tasting with a friend if any spaces become available. I decided a bit too late. Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

    December 26, 2013

  • Alex

    Sorry Christos but I'm away though I'd love to have been able to join you on this tasting. Merry Christmas and happy New Year blessings to you and everyone at LWDT Meetup!

    December 15, 2013

  • Tina T.

    It sounds lovely but unfortunately I will still be away visiting my son

    December 15, 2013

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