Denis Patoux Vintage 2012
Denis Patoux Vintage 2012
Year 2012 was a excellent year for Champagne. The relatively warm winter moved into a extremely wet spring and both frost and a particularly vicious hailstorm almost destroyed the champagne fields. Flowering was, unsurprisingly, uneven and the tough conditions also opened the vines up to disease. However, excellent conditions in August spun the vintage around. August brought steady heat with temperatures rising so high that some vines began to overheat. However, a smooth, sunny September allowed the grapes to finish the ripening process. The Pinot grapes were very ripe at the time of picking the grapes, while the chardonnay held its acidity. 2012 was a year with low yield but that generally resulted in high-quality grapes that made absolutely great champagne. The Denis Patoux Millesime 2012 has fruity smell while having notes of nuts, cooked apple, yellow fruits and a clear acidity in the finish. This vintage champagne is great to keep in your cellar, but it is also a great champagne now.
Denis Patoux is a family-owned champagne producer who produces great quality champagne where you get an amazing value for money. They are located in Vandières, champagne, France. The champagne house is mostly run by Mr. and Madamme Patoux and their children are starting to take over as time goes. They produce their champagne in their own facilities and the grapes are picked from their own grape fields. This means that everything happens in place which ensures their high-quality champagne. Other than that it also avoids a lot of transport of the grapes which is better for the environment. All of their champagne is aged in-house whereas their non-vintage champagnes must be aged for at least 12 months on 'lees'. Their vintage champagnes are aged for much longer, their newest release is their millésime 2016 which has been aging for 6 years. At Denis Patoux they make a mix of lovely non-vintage champagne, where you can find most champagne styles available on the market. Other than that they also have a fantastic selection of vintage champagnes, as time goes we will try to expand our selection from Denis Patoux as we really believe in their product which is of high quality, while still being affordable.
Bonus information: the extra photos here on the page are from the visit.
Size: 0,75 L
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Notes: green apple, citrus fruit, freshly baked bread
ABV: 12.5% Vol.
Made in: France, Champagne
Produced by: Denis Patoux, France
Condition: Brand new, (may have minor imperfections from shipping)
Other information: contains sulfites
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