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Is a bumper 2018 harvest good for Champagne? - October 2018

The Drinks Business

Lucy Shaw
10/01/2018


The Drinks Business spoke to Elisabeth Sarcelet, chef de cave of Champagne Castelnau, about the 2018 harvest for Champagne.

"The size of the harvest is an asset for Champagne, and the 2018 grapes are of exceptional quality. The 2018 Champagne harvest is unique in that the quantity and quality are remarkable in the vineyards, and both the health and maturity of the grapes are excellent. We're thrilled that this is the harvest that we get to inaugurate our new 24500-hectare vat with a must of such stunning quality. So far the tastings have revealed that the musts are powerful, rich, fruity and full-bodied, and despite low acidity they all have great freshness. These elements combined will allow us to make some great wines, as well as provide us with good stock levels of superb reserve wines for future cuvées."

Wines

GOLD - International Wine Challenge 2019

GOLD - Mundus Vini Summer 2018

GOLD - International Wine and Spirit's Competition 2018

SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

SILVER - International Wine and Spirit's Competition 2019

Champagne Castelnau Blanc de Blancs 2005

Champagne Castelnau, France

GOLD - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2019

GOLD - International Wine and Spirit's Competition 2019

SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

CRITICS' CHOICE - 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2019

Champagne Castelnau Vintage 2006

Champagne Castelnau, France

GOLD - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2019

GOLD - Mundus Vini Spring 2018

GOLD - Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017

GOLD - Berlin Wine Trophy 2017

SILVER - Mundus Vini Summer 2018

Champagne Castelnau Rosé NV

Champagne Castelnau, France

Stylish, contemporary and elegant. A champagne that celebrates subtlety and a love of fine things.

GOLD - Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

GOLD - Mundus Vini Summer 2018

GOLD - Berlin Wine Trophy 2018

GOLD - Concours des Vins Elle à Table 2017

GOLD - Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017

Champagne Castelnau Brut Reserve NV

Champagne Castelnau, France

This is the flagship wine of the House of Castelnau with its characteristic long maturation.

GOLD - Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

GOLD - Mundus Vini Spring 2018

GOLD - Mundus Vini Summer 2017

SILVER - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

SILVER - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017

Champagne Castelnau Brut NV

Champagne Castelnau, France

A bright, lively champagne with a lovely freshness.

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