Can Champagne age? (Part 1/2)

Oct 13, 2020 • 1 min

“Can you play the fiddle?”

“ … No?”

“Well, you're in charge of writing the article on the ageing of Champagne then...“ 

So, can Champagne age?

First of all, do you really want it to? Why wait? Imagine this bottle reaching out to you from your fridge (just figuratively, of course, a bottle has a neck, belly and bottom, but no arms, obviously). In these uncertain times, is it worth leaving it for later? 

I have the feeling that I haven't convinced you. Or, worst of all, that you don't have a bottle in the fridge.

So let's come back to our question, and first of all let's remember this obvious fact: Champagne, like any wine, ages (because Champagne is a wine as we have said many times before). Some with grace and elegance. But many have not been designed to age. This is the case for the great majority of the brut wines: they have already spent at least 15 months in the cellars. They have been crafted to offer up aromas of flowers and fruit served with a lovely dose of freshness.

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