04. Non-Vintage Champagne

The bread and butter of The Champagne industry ! Here are concepts such as cuvée, multivintage, blanc de blancs, tête de cuvée, cuvée préstige, extra brut, brut nature, œnothèque, RD, lieut-dits ... Often I get to hear in my profession 'I hate Moët' or 'I love Ruinart'. Very rarely do you get a more detailed explanation of why you prefer one in front of the other. One of the most important moments in my profession as a Champagne Expert is to keep track of the status of the large standard cuvées. Who keeps the style? Who deserves more attention? And perhaps most importantly: who has the best track record over the past, say ten years? This means that you should not snort at old brands that you think are tired and represent an old school style. In all wine regions there are fantastic top producers who for some reason are always forgotten when the biggest names are dealt with. No matter how good they perform, people always react with surprise and say things like; ’The big positive surprise was ...’ or ’oh how well this Champagne did today. It must have been an extremely good bottle.’ ✓ What is non-vintage champagne? ✓ RJs top-ten non-vintage champagnes ✓ House styles ✓ The Champagnes tasted

Richard Juhlin
Duration:8 minutes22 seconds
Subtitles:English, Swedish, Chinese
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