Champagne resident and expert Peter Liem picks out 10 top grower Champagnes to try.
Grower Champagnes, where the wine is produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards, are growing in popularity but still get much less attention than the more famous houses.
Here are ten examples worth seeking out, as chosen by expert Peter Liem.
10 top grower Champagnes to try:
2012 A small crop of excellent wines, combining ripeness and structure
2011 Difficult conditions created uneven wines
2010 A complicated vintage, requiring careful selection
2009 Warm and ripe, giving full, fruity Champagnes
2008 Outstanding wines, featuring both high ripeness and high acidity
2007 An uneven vintage, but some delightful results