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Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé Vintage Champagne 2012 750ml

Laurent-Perrier very rarely makes vintages, declaring less than one out of two years compared with the market average of over three out of four years. Exclusively crafted from the best Crus - Chardonnay grapes from the Côte des Blancs and Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims. The Vintage is the choice of an exceptional year from which only a selection of Grands Crus will enter into a future iteration of Grand Siècle. It is a rare and outstanding wine that expresses the character of the year in the Laurent-Perrier style. The year 2012 is characterized by successive climatic incidents. Firstly there is the winter frost that makes the vine more sensitive. Then comes the spring frost as well as a dozen hail storms causing considerable damage and affecting many areas of the vineyard. Finally a violent thunderstorm accompanied by strong hail breaks out on the 7th of June and destroys large land areas in the surrounding villages. In spite of these climatic incidents the dry, sunny summer allowed for an exceptional ripening of the grapes.