Champagne Georges VESSELLE,
Grand Cru

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Champagne Georges VESSELLE

Region: Bouzy, Champagne, France

Appellation: AOC Champagne

Type: Sparkling white wine

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: December 2022

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: 90 % Pinot Noir – 10 % Chardonnay

Blend: blend of the last 2-3 harvested vintages

Winemaking details: limestone-clay soil, 15 years old vines on average

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: not communicated

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = lemon
  • Intensity = medium

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium +
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas =  brioche, yogurt, apple, lemon, peach, nectarine, blossom

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity =  High
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium +
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = brioche, yogurt, apple, lemon, peach, nectarine, blossom
  • Other = fruity champagne with creamy bubbles
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Will gain little complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 22 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Very good value for money given the quality offered
  • Comparison with same price competition = very well placed compared to the competition
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = appetizer, salmon, tuna, grilled tuna
  • Comments = it is a very good deal in terms of quality for that price. We really feel the fruity profile of the Pinot Noir in this wine, with a good level of Acidity and creamy bubbles. At around 22 euros per bottle, it is a no brainer!
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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