Champagne Doyard – Cuvee Vendemiaire – Highly Commended First Date
10th January 2018
Congratulations to Champagne Doyard with their Cuvee Vendemiaire which received a highly commended medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017.
A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand categories such as First Date: “A perfect wine to accompany that first date, fruity and slightly off dry to enhance that special occasion. Nothing too complex and not necessarily a wine that needs to pair with exact foods.”
A blend of wines from three years with about 40% of the base wines fermented in oak barrels. The grapes mostly come from parcels harvested in Grands Crus villages of the Côtes des Blancs. With only a 5 g/l dosage the wine initially seems very dry with a vibrant acidity; this opens up quickly to show a well-developed fruit character with brioche and honey sitting alongside herbal notes and dried tropical fruits; the finish is long, minerally and elegant.
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