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2001 Vin Gris

Tasting Date: 24th March 2016

As is often the case with older vintages of Vin Gris, this tastes rather like a base wine for a blanc de noir Champagne, it has a real old world mineral nature, taut, but floral with richness in the leesy character and still plenty of life in it. Ageing very well.
 

2001 Vintage

After the lower yielding 2000 vintage, 2001 was large and similar to 1999. Incredibly hot, sunny and stable weather during the flowering in early-mid December gave us the most successful, fastest and most even flowering yet seen. A warm summer but with the heavier crops, harvest started on April 6. Again, due to the large crop we performed a saignee and made a Vin Gris from many of the Pinot Noir fermenters. The wines are elegant and racy with perhaps not the depth that we should normally achieve.

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2001 Vin Gris

Tasting Date: 24th March 2016

As is often the case with older vintages of Vin Gris, this tastes rather like a base wine for a blanc de noir Champagne, it has a real old world mineral nature, taut, but floral with richness in the leesy character and still plenty of life in it. Ageing very well.
 

2001 Vintage

After the lower yielding 2000 vintage, 2001 was large and similar to 1999. Incredibly hot, sunny and stable weather during the flowering in early-mid December gave us the most successful, fastest and most even flowering yet seen. A warm summer but with the heavier crops, harvest started on April 6. Again, due to the large crop we performed a saignee and made a Vin Gris from many of the Pinot Noir fermenters. The wines are elegant and racy with perhaps not the depth that we should normally achieve.