Lanson Le Vintage 2009
Maison Lanson owns a wonderful and unique collection of vintages, offering a balanced blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It has made the demanding choice to only declare vintage the years considered exceptional.
In 2009, the grapes reached maturity following a perfect summertime which the Champagne region had not known since 2003. The weather was hot, dry, and extremely sunny for veraison in the last two weeks of August, but thankfully a rainy period came in early September allowing the grapes to fatten before harvest. With a prompt heat period following the rain, these grapes matured perfectly to give a great richness to the wine.
On the eye: Beautiful, straw yellow with fine bubbles.
On the nose: Pear aromas, apricot, candied fruits, honey, acacia flower, lime blossom, and an intense bouquet.
On the palate: Dense attack of rich and complex flavors, pear, quince, traces of citron, very balanced and persistent finish.
Varietals: 52% Pinot Noir, 48% Chardonnay
Appellation: Pinot Noir from Verzenay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Mareuil sur Aÿ, Verzy. Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail
Aging: Minimum 10 years