Cuvée Louise Vintage 1999 is made from grapes hailing from the Grand Cru 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. A classic 1999 and a classic Louise, this is elegant, yet refreshing, betraying the dominance of Chardonnay in the blend. Floral citrusy, packed with lemon zest, mirabelle, greengage and ripe juicy apple characteristics with white flower nuances and enriching toasty notes, overlaying a gloriously smooth, silky texture.
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.