Region 'Vintage Champagne' - Year 1996
|keep||A vintage of outstanding quality which produced classic wines|
A dry summer with long bursts of sunshine produced a very high quality harvest of slightly above average size.
As in Burgundy to the south, the grapes combine high levels of ripeness with high levels of acidity. Some cellar masters at major houses are perplexed that the young wines seem to developing quite rapidly, despite their high acidity. Others believe it will be a classic vintage. Only time will tell.