Canard-Duchene Vintage 2012
Born of Léonie Duchêne and Victor Canard’s storied romance, Canard-Duchêne is the only champagne house to declare freedom as a state of mind. Nestled in the heart of the Montagne de Reims region, the house draws inspiration from nature, and celebrates it in each of its cuvees.
After a dry and icy winter, the spring of 2012 was cool and particularly rainy. The vines therefore flowered in very cool conditions with extremely low sunlight. The dry and hot summer would fortunately produce high quality grapes for an excellent vintage.
On the nose: Pale golden robe.
On the eye: Toasted notes, revealing hints of white and citrus flowers upon aeration.
On the palate: Full-textured on the palate with a long finish.
Scallops with chives. An orange-flavored polenta cake served with vanilla mascarpone.
Varietals: 46% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Meunier
Appellation: Grands and Premiers Crus such as Ambonnay, Chouilly, Verzy and Avenay