Vintage champagne accounts for around 10% of the total production of the Champagne region.
While non-vintage champagnes are produced from a blend of different years’ harvests, vintage champagne is made of a single, usually good quality harvest.
On average producers will declare vintages in 3 out of every 10 years. Furthermore, all French vintage champagne must lie for a minimum of three years after being bottled.
The production of champagne from a single, good quality crop, combined with the longer ageing process produces a typically fuller and deeper flavour.
This enhanced flavour, combined with the rarity of vintage champagnes when compared to non-vintages, makes for a really indulgent treat.
Tempted to indulge in vintage champagne? Try our Deutz Brut Vintage Champagne 2006. Perfect to drink between 2014 and 2020.