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Vintage champagnes to add some sparkle to your end of year celebrations

Dec 8, 2021 • 5 mins
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The Champagne Houses have left their mark on yet another year with their outstanding vintage champagnes. Champagne lovers will be pleased to hear that Grappers has put together a selection of exceptional vintages for you to serve with your festive dinners!

For an evening of drinks and tapas

Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Millésime 2008

We love the exceptional champagnes produced by this Maison. This cuvée has good cellaring potential and discloses notes of honey, praline, candied lemon and Panettone. The fresh and generous character of this champagne on entry to the palate makes it well suited to early evening drinks and will get your tastebuds and appetite going!

The best food pairing? Tapas, tapas and more tapas!

Price: around 54 €

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For a glamorous dinner party

Champagne Château de Bligny Blanc de Blancs 2009

With its dense golden yellow hue and aromas of candied lemon, this 2009 vintage Blanc de Blancs will certainly be a hit with your dinner party guests!

The best food pairing? Ideal served as an aperitif or with white meats.

Price: between 20 and 30€

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To leave a lasting impression

Champagne Gremillet Millésime 2015

Opening a bottle of the Gremillet 2015 vintage is an experience that will not be forgotten any time soon. This chatty and sociable extrovert of a champagne will charm your guests with its endless tales of summer fun and laughter in the vineyards at harvest time. It is well balanced, has a delicate mousse, and is intensely fruity with floral aromas and subtle dosage. It’s sure to get everyone talking!

The best food pairing? Enjoy served with a herb-crusted rack of lamb or a pear and caramel tart.

Price: around 47,50 € 

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To woo the object of your desire

Champagne Taittinger Millésime 2014

This champagne is quite the charmer with its fresh and lively aromas of white flowers and fresh fruit. It is a complex yet elegant vintage with a very persistent finish and possesses all the qualities of an exceptional champagne with its luxuriously creamy mousse.

The best food pairing? This champagne is the trusted friend of gastronomy and pairs beautifully with delicately flavoured dishes. We recommend you try it with a fish tartare for the ultimate delicacy.

Price: aorund 50 €

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For an exotic Christmas beneath the palm trees

Champagne Henriot Hemera 2006

The cuvée Hemera 2006 is composed exclusively of 6 of the Champagne House’s iconic Grand Crus (Mailly Champagne, Verzy, Verzenay, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Avize and Chouilly). It offers an incredibly rich aromatic profile with notes of white flowers and lime blossom.

The best food pairing? Serve with spicy, exotic foods for a Christmas in the tropics.

Price: around 186 €

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To blow away the taste buds!

Champagne Veuve Fourny Monts de Vertus 2013

If you have a penchant for truly exceptional champagnes then this cuvée is for you! This pure, mineral and saline champagne is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in plots of vines aged over 50 years and situated mid-slope on a limestone hillside.

The best food pairing? Serve with salty, saline foods such as seafood, shellfish and raw fish (smoked salmon).

Price: around 57 €

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For a gastronomic dinner

Champagne Tribaut Schloesser Millésime 2014 

This vintage champagne is composed of 8 terroirs split between the Vallée de la Marne and the Montagne de Reims. It is a remarkably mature wine with a bright golden hue (that will glow brighter than your Christmas tree!) and a complex, well-honed structure. Aromas of hazelnut, vanilla and almond evolve over time. This elegant, gastronomic champagne is the ideal choice for your festive dinners.

The best food pairing? Serve with capon for the ultimate festive menu.

Price: around 41 €

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For chocolate desserts

Champagne Gosset Célébris Rosé 2008

This Célébris Rosé 2008 is the very definition of an exceptional champagne with its incredible freshness and rich aromas. This rare cuvée will blow away your taste buds whilst its bright copper hue will leave stars in your eyes!

The best food pairing? Lobster makes the ideal partner for this exceptional champagne although sashimi would be a close second!

Price: around 175 €

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For a perfect end to the evening

Champagne Pol Roger Vintage 2015 Rosé

This Champagne House is known throughout the world for the exceptional purity and quality of its champagnes. The Brut Rosé Vintage exudes red fruit, rose petals and unrivalled freshness. Before being released, this limited edition champagne was aged in cellars 33 metres deep under the ground.

The best food pairing? Ideal served with salmon or feathered game. For a sweeter note, try it with a fruit tart or apple crumble.

Price: around 85 €