Vintage Champagne [pronunciation: vin-tuhj shaym-payn]
Champagne made from the harvest of a single year. Unlike non-vintage Champagnes that blend grapes from multiple years to achieve a consistent house style, vintage Champagnes are crafted to showcase the unique characteristics of a particular growing season. They are typically considered premium offerings and are often produced in limited quantities. Vintage Champagnes tend to exhibit greater complexity, depth, and aging potential, reflecting the specific characteristics of the vintage year. Notable vintages include 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2012, and 2018.