Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house ...
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque With Glassware Set 2011Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Sea Smoke Cellars Sea Spray Blanc de Noirs 2011Vintage Sparkling Wine from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California