Cuvée Louise Vintage 1998 is made from grapes hailing from the vineyards of Avize, Cramant and Ay; three of the Jewels in Champagne’s crown. Created as a tribute to Louise Pommery, Cuvée Louise is perennially a wine of stunning purity and finesse. One of the greatest 1998’s we have tasted, this Louise is incredibly youthful and vibrant for this very dense, rich vintage. A glorious mouthful of floral, creamy textured fruit flavours, touches of citrus, white peach and greengage, this really shows the class of its Grand Cru origins. Imperious, elegant and zesty, what a charmer!
In 1874 Pommery created the very first successfully marketed Brut Champagne. To assure the quality associated with this original innovation, Pommery used grapes from 300 ha of Grand Cru vineyards on the Montagne de Reims and the Côtes de Blancs. Thierry Gasco, Chef de Cave and Le Figaro’s ‘Man of the Year’ oversees the whole operation from vine to press to bottle, producing thousands of bottles a year, aged in an 18km network of underground cellars. Consistent top quality, together with the variety and innovation afforded by nine different crus, from the Brut Royal to the divine Cuvée Louise, is what sets Pommery apart from other Grandes Marques.
Champagne is the world's original and most famous region for the production of sparkling wine. A range of styles are produced from the Non-Vintage, through Rose, Vintage and more recently a host of prestige, Vintage luxury cuvees. The three permitted grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.