Excellent quality wines with a relatively ripe character for Champagne

Weather Conditions

This year was generally a dry, warm year. Though August began with bursts of rain followed by high temperatures then thunderstorms at the end of the month. Rain continued though early September followed by clear skies that lasted throughout the harvest with the exception of light drizzle from 22 to 23 September.
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, winemaker at Champagne Louis Roederer describes the vintage as ‘an early-maturing year brought about by dry soil conditions that accelerated ripening.’